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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Friday, 31 October 2014

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

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

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

Feb 10   In the year 1956 elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA  

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   On this day in history kYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland  

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

Feb 14   On this day in history indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union  

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   In the year 1956 ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1956.  

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

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

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

Feb 26   Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72 in the year 1956.  

Feb 26   Writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 27   In the year 1956 female suffrage in Egypt  

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

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

Feb 28   In the year 1956 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 Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)  

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   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 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 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 08   On this day in history death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

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   On this day in history death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)