Historical Events Happened In 1956
Monday, 30 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 In the year 1956 "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 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 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
Nov 24 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances on this day in history.
Nov 26 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC on this day in history.
Nov 26 On this day in history tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51
Nov 27 On this day in history f Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth
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 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News) in the year 1956.
Dec 02 Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba on this day in history.
Dec 03 England & France pull troops out of Egypt in the year 1956.
Dec 03 On this day in history wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
Dec 04 In the year 1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)
Dec 04 Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy in the year 1956.
Dec 05 Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC in the year 1956.
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 Helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel in the year 1956.
Dec 07 In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.
Dec 09 Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59 in the year 1956.
Dec 11 In the year 1956 anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
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 in the year 1956.