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Historical Events In 1956

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Jan 01   Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) gains independence from Britain & Egypt on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections in the year 1956.  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 a fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.  

Jan 03   On this day in history alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 the birth of Mel Gibson, Australian actor  

Jan 03   On this day in history the birth of Mel Gibson, Australian actor2006 Twelve dead coal miners and one survivor are discovered in the Sago Mine Disaster near Buckhannon, West Virginia, U.S.  

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 06   KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting in the year 1956.  

Jan 07   On this day in history vinoo Mankad scores 231 v NZ, 413 opening stand with Roy  

Jan 08   In the year 1956 bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken  

Jan 08   On this day in history elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)  

Jan 09   Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers in the year 1956.  

Jan 09   Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column first appears in newspapers in the year 1956.  

Jan 09   Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan in the year 1956.  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70  

Jan 14   In the year 1956 jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad  

Jan 14   Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti" in the year 1956.  

Jan 14   On this day in history siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

Jan 15   In the year 1956 bauer Marlene wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open  

Jan 16   Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine in the year 1956.  

Jan 16   In the year 1956 egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine  

Jan 18   German Democratic Republic forms own army in the year 1956.  

Jan 18   German DR forms own army (National People's Army) in the year 1956.  

Jan 19   Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field in the year 1956.  

Jan 20   Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville on this day in history.  

Jan 21   "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden New York City NY after 849 performances on this day in history.  

Jan 21   "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 perfs in the year 1956.  

Jan 21   William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of the New Yorker on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1956 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles  

Jan 22   On this day in history p A M Speet, Dutch broadcast CEO (KRO), dies  

Jan 23   In the year 1956 alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born in the year 1956.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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   On this day in history alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

Jan 05   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)  

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