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Historical Events For 1956

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Feb 08   Connie Mack, baseball manager (Phila A's, 1901-50), dies at 93 in the year 1956.  

Feb 08   In the year 1956 mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die  

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

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 in the year 1956.  

Feb 10   In the year 1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV  

Feb 10   Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1956 donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, former members of the British Foreign Office who had disappeared from England in 1951, resurface in Moscow  

Feb 13   In the year 1956 kYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland  

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Feb 14   20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow in the year 1956.  

Feb 14   In the year 1956 indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union  

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   In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.  

Feb 18   On this day in history gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95  

Feb 19   On this day in history kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open  

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

Feb 22   1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United in the year 1956.  

Feb 22   Elvis Presley's first hit in Billboard's top 10 "Heartbreak Hotel" in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 23   Russian party leader Khrushchev attacks memory of Stalin in the year 1956.  

Feb 25   Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference in the year 1956.  

Feb 26   On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open  

Feb 26   In the year 1956 herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72  

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

Feb 27   In the year 1956 elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel"  

Feb 27   Female suffrage in Egypt in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 28   13 die in a train crash in Swampscott MA in the year 1956.  

Feb 28   In the year 1956 a Chatham Ontario restaurant is fined $50 for refusing to serve two black students  

Feb 28   Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory in the year 1956.  

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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   In the year 1956 birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

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   In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.  

Famous Deaths In 1956

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84  

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 in the year 1956.  

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

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