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Historical Events For 1956

Sunday, 28 May 2017

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

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

Feb 09   In the year 1956 -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   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA  

Feb 11   Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, former members of the British Foreign Office who had disappeared from England in 1951, resurface in Moscow on this day in history.  

Feb 13   KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 14   Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference in the year 1956.  

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   On this day in history britain abolishes the death penalty  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 22   In the year 1956 elvis Presley's first hit in Billboard's top 10 "Heartbreak Hotel"  

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   In the year 1956 khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference  

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

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

Feb 27   In the year 1956 female suffrage in Egypt  

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

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 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   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 in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   On this day in history alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 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   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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.  

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