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Historical Events In 1956

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jul 09   The birth of Tom Hanks, American actor in the year 1956.  

Jul 12   In the year 1956 maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80  

Jul 13   Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Jul 13   In the year 1956 wCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting  

Jul 14   In the year 1956 boston Red Sox Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0  

Jul 14   On this day in history jaroslav Ridky, composer, dies at 58  

Jul 15   On this day in history beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational  

Jul 16   On this day in history detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million  

Jul 16   On this day in history karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR  

Jul 16   Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent on this day in history.  

Jul 18   In the year 1956 erno Gero succeeds Matyas Rákosi as party leader of Hungary  

Jul 18   Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam & Woman), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jul 20   In the year 1956 france recognizes Tunisia's independence  

Jul 20   On this day in history ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies  

Jul 20   USS Thetis Bay (CVHA 1), first helicopter assault carrier, was commissioned at San Francisco, Formerly CVE 90, Thetis Bay was converted to operate helicopters and to accommodate 1,000 Marine combat troops to be flown ashore in the vertical development tactics of amphibious assault in the year 1956.  

Jul 21   Cin Red pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins in the year 1956.  

Jul 23   In the year 1956 bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph  

Jul 24   Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow," premieres in London in the year 1956.  

Jul 25   On this day in history italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Stockholm  

Jul 25   On this day in history jordanians attack UN Palestine truce  

Jul 25   In the year 1956 ’One hour before midnight on July 25, 1956, the Swedish ocean liner Stockholm collided with the Italian liner Andrea Doria off the coast of Nantucket,later the Andrea Doria sank  

Jul 26   On this day in history egypt seizes Suez Canal (soon Britian and France along with Isreal show up)  

Jul 26   Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer, dies at 46 in the year 1956.  

Jul 26   President Nasser of Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal Company on this day in history.  

Jul 27   J M M Commaille, cricketer (12 Tests for S Africa 1910-28), dies in the year 1956.  

Jul 28   In the year 1956 ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83  

Jul 29   11th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius on this day in history.  

Jul 29   On this day in history jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)  

Jul 29   Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jul 30   On this day in history the phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto.  

Jul 30   US motto "In God We Trust" authorized in the year 1956.  

Jul 31   In the year 1956 laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match  

Aug 02   In the year 1956 albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109  

Aug 03   In the year 1956 willie Williams of the US sets 100 meter record at 10.1  

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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   On this day in history birth of mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

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

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

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died in the year 1956.  

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

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

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