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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Saturday, 02 August 2014

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

Feb 08   Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history r Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria  

Feb 10   On this day in history "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   On this day in history donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, former members of the British Foreign Office who had disappeared from England in 1951, resurface in Moscow  

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

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

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   Urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 17   On this day in history ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB  

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

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

Feb 21   On this day in history edwin Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 78  

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

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

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

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

Feb 26   On this day in history herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72  

Feb 26   Writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel"  

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   13 die in a train crash in Swampscott MA on this day in history.  

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

Feb 28   Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)  

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   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 05   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

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