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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Saturday, 25 April 2015

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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) in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 04   Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy in the year 1956.  

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

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

Dec 06   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia  

Dec 08   On this day in history edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76  

Dec 09   In the year 1956 hans Barth, composer, dies at 59  

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

Dec 12   In the year 1956 commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.  

Dec 12   Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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 People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

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   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   Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef was born on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 14   In the year 1956 siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

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