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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Monday, 24 November 2014

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

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

Feb 09   In Montreal Gaspe prospector Wilbert Coffin, age 41, hanged at Bordeaux prison for the murder of an American hunter in the year 1956.  

Feb 09   R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 10   In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.  

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

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

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   In the year 1956 urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland  

Feb 16   Britain abolishes death penalty in the year 1956.  

Feb 16   Britain abolishes the death penalty in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 18   In the year 1956 gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95  

Feb 19   Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open in the year 1956.  

Feb 21   Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 78 in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 22   On this day in history elvis Presley's first hit in Billboard's top 10 "Heartbreak Hotel"  

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

Feb 23   In the year 1956 russian party leader Khrushchev attacks memory of Stalin  

Feb 25   Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference on this day in history.  

Feb 26   In the year 1956 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history female suffrage in Egypt  

Feb 27   Frank Dailey, orch leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54 in the year 1956.  

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

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of lynda Barry, American cartoonist  

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

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   In the year 1956 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   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   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   In the year 1956 jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1956 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.