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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Nov 13   On this day in history supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses  

Nov 14   Hungarian revolt put down on this day in history.  

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

Nov 17   In the year 1956 syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)  

Nov 18   Morocco gains independence in the year 1956.  

Nov 19   In the year 1956 francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53  

Nov 21   Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award on this day in history.  

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

Nov 22   Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies in the year 1956.  

Nov 23   Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61 in the year 1956.  

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

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   On this day in history f Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth  

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

Nov 29   On this day in history "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances  

Nov 30   1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 03   England & France pull troops out of Egypt in the year 1956.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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

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

Dec 06   On this day in history nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa  

Dec 07   Helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 08   In the year 1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia  

Dec 08   Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 11   Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland in the year 1956.  

Dec 12   Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign in the year 1956.  

Dec 12   In the year 1956 lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83  

Dec 13   On this day in history dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000 Robinson retires  

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Famous Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Lynda Barry, American cartoonist was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 birth of chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef  

Famous Deaths In 1956

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

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