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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Thursday, 25 August 2016

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

Nov 14   On this day in history hungarian revolt put down  

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

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

Nov 18   Morocco gains independence on this day in history.  

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

Nov 21   Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award in the year 1956.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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Nov 24   In the year 1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances  

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

Nov 26   Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51 in the year 1956.  

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

Nov 28   Photography begins on "... & God Created Women" in the year 1956.  

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

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

Dec 02   In the year 1956 fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba  

Dec 03   In the year 1956 england & France pull troops out of Egypt  

Dec 03   Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52) in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 04   On this day in history paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

Dec 05   On this day in history thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC  

Dec 06   "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09   Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59 in the year 1956.  

Dec 11   On this day in history anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland  

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   In the year 1956 birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

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   In the year 1956 birth of bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)  

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

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   In the year 1956 alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

Jan 05   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died in the year 1956.  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

Jan 12   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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