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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Friday, 06 May 2016

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 23   On this day in history 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 in the year 1956.  

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

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

Nov 30   In the year 1956 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) in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 04   Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy on this day in history.  

Dec 05   Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC in the year 1956.  

Dec 06   In the year 1956 "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   On this day in history helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel  

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

Dec 08   16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia on this day in history.  

Dec 08   In the year 1956 edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76  

Dec 09   Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 12   Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1956.  

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

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Jan 02   In the year 1956 birth of lynda Barry, American cartoonist  

Jan 03   Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born in the year 1956.  

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

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84  

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

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