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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Nov 13   Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses in the year 1956.  

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   Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate) in the year 1956.  

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

Nov 22   In the year 1956 vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies  

Nov 23   In the year 1956 jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61  

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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   In the year 1956 tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51  

Nov 27   F Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth on this day in history.  

Nov 28   In the year 1956 photography begins on "... & God Created Women"  

Nov 29   In the year 1956 "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   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)  

Dec 04   In the year 1956 paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 13   In the year 1956 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   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 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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1956 alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   In the year 1956 death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70  

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

Jan 21   In the year 1956 death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)  

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