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Historical Events For 1956

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Nov 13   In the year 1956 supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses  

Nov 14   Hungarian revolt put down in the year 1956.  

Nov 15   "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 17   Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate) on this day in history.  

Nov 18   On this day in history morocco gains independence  

Nov 19   On this day in history francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53  

Nov 21   On this day in history don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award  

Nov 22   In the year 1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne  

Nov 22   Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies on this day in history.  

Nov 23   Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

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Nov 24   "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 26   In the year 1956 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC  

Nov 26   Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Nov 27   In the year 1956 f Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth  

Nov 28   On this day in history photography begins on "... & God Created Women"  

Nov 29   "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances in the year 1956.  

Nov 30   1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News) in the year 1956.  

Dec 02   Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba in the year 1956.  

Dec 03   On this day in history england & France pull troops out of Egypt  

Dec 03   Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52) on this day in history.  

Dec 04   22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB) in the year 1956.  

Dec 04   Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy on this day in history.  

Dec 05   Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 06   In the year 1956 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances  

Dec 06   Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa on this day in history.  

Dec 07   Helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel on this day in history.  

Dec 07   In the year 1956 helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel  

Dec 08   16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia on this day in history.  

Dec 08   Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1956.  

Dec 09   On this day in history hans Barth, composer, dies at 59  

Dec 11   Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland on this day in history.  

Dec 12   On this day in history commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.  

Dec 12   Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1956.  

Dec 13   Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000 Robinson retires in the year 1956.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Lynda Barry, American cartoonist was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 birth of mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)  

Jan 03   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef  

Famous Deaths In 1956

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   On this day in history alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

Jan 05   On this day in history jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84  

Jan 12   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 in the year 1956.  

Jan 14   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

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