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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Nov 13   Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history morocco gains independence  

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

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

Nov 22   On this day in history 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne  

Nov 22   On this day in history vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies  

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

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

Nov 26   On this day in history "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   On this day in history 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)  

Dec 02   On this day in history fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba  

Dec 03   England & France pull troops out of Egypt on this day in history.  

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

Dec 04   On this day in history 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)  

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

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

Dec 07   On this day in history helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel  

Dec 07   On this day in history helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel  

Dec 08   On this day in history 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   On this day in history anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland  

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

Dec 12   On this day in history lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of lynda Barry, American cartoonist  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)