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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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

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

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

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

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   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   Khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 27   On this day in history female suffrage in Egypt  

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

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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   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history 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   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.