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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Monday, 20 October 2014

Feb 08   In the year 1956 connie Mack, baseball manager (Phila A's, 1901-50), dies at 93  

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   On this day in history -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 in the year 1956.  

Feb 09   R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria on this day in history.  

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

Feb 10   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 kYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland  

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

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

Feb 14   Khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland  

Feb 16   In the year 1956 britain abolishes death penalty  

Feb 16   In the year 1956 britain abolishes the death penalty  

Feb 17   Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB in the year 1956.  

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

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   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   In the year 1956 writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge  

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

Feb 27   On this day in history female suffrage in Egypt  

Feb 27   In the year 1956 frank Dailey, orch leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

Jan 04   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 10   In the year 1956 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   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died in the year 1956.