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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Thursday, 27 November 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 in the year 1956.  

Feb 09   In the year 1956 -5F (15C) in Sicily  

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 in the year 1956.  

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

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

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 in the year 1956.  

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

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   On this day in history britain abolishes death penalty  

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   Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95 in the year 1956.  

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   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   In the year 1956 20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow  

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

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

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

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

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

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 in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 28   A Chatham Ontario restaurant is fined $50 for refusing to serve two black students in the year 1956.  

Feb 28   In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 03   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born on this day in history.  

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   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

Jan 05   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

Jan 08   In the year 1956 death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

Jan 12   In the year 1956 john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70  

Jan 14   In the year 1956 siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

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