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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Feb 08   Connie Mack, baseball manager (Phila A's, 1901-50), dies at 93 on this day in history.  

Feb 08   On this day in history mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die  

Feb 09   On this day in history -5F (15C) in Sicily  

Feb 09   -5F (15C) in Sicily on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history in Montreal Gaspe prospector Wilbert Coffin, age 41, hanged at Bordeaux prison for the murder of an American hunter  

Feb 09   R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV  

Feb 10   On this day in history elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA  

Feb 11   Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, former members of the British Foreign Office who had disappeared from England in 1951, resurface in Moscow on this day in history.  

Feb 13   KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland on this day in history.  

Feb 14   20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union on this day in history.  

Feb 14   On this day in history khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference  

Feb 15   On this day in history urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland  

Feb 16   On this day in history britain abolishes death penalty  

Feb 16   Britain abolishes the death penalty on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95 on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Feb 22   On this day in history 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United  

Feb 22   Elvis Presley's first hit in Billboard's top 10 "Heartbreak Hotel" on this day in history.  

Feb 23   20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Russian party leader Khrushchev attacks memory of Stalin on this day in history.  

Feb 25   On this day in history khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference  

Feb 26   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 26   On this day in history writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge  

Feb 27   Elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel" on this day in history.  

Feb 27   Female suffrage in Egypt on this day in history.  

Feb 27   Frank Dailey, orch leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Feb 28   On this day in history 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott MA  

Feb 28   On this day in history a Chatham Ontario restaurant is fined $50 for refusing to serve two black students  

Feb 28   On this day in history forrester issued a patent for computer core memory  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Lynda Barry, American cartoonist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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   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   Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 14   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.