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Historical Events In 1956

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Jan 01   On this day in history elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville  

Jan 01   In the year 1956 sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) gains independence from Britain & Egypt  

Jan 02   On this day in history poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections  

Jan 03   On this day in history a fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

Jan 03   On this day in history the birth of Mel Gibson, Australian actor  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 06   KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Vinoo Mankad scores 231 v NZ, 413 opening stand with Roy on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers  

Jan 09   On this day in history abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column first appears in newspapers  

Jan 09   Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1956 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   Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad in the year 1956.  

Jan 14   On this day in history little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"  

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

Jan 15   Bauer Marlene wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open in the year 1956.  

Jan 16   In the year 1956 egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine  

Jan 16   Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine on this day in history.  

Jan 18   German Democratic Republic forms own army on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history german DR forms own army (National People's Army)  

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

Jan 20   On this day in history buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville  

Jan 21   In the year 1956 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden New York City NY after 849 performances  

Jan 21   On this day in history "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 perfs  

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

Jan 22   On this day in history 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles  

Jan 22   P A M Speet, Dutch broadcast CEO (KRO), dies in the year 1956.  

Jan 23   Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62 in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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   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   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 in the year 1956.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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