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Historical Events In 1956

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Aug 03   Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1 in the year 1956.  

Aug 04   1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph) in the year 1956.  

Aug 04   First motorcycle driven over 200 mph in the year 1956.  

Aug 05   KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Aug 06   After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena on this day in history.  

Aug 07   Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans on this day in history.  

Aug 08   On this day in history fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium  

Aug 09   In the year 1956 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama  

Aug 11   On this day in history 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620  

Aug 11   In the year 1956 elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"  

Aug 11   Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton) on this day in history.  

Aug 12   On this day in history canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink  

Aug 12   William Shatner marries Gloria Rand in the year 1956.  

Aug 13   Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 13   WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Aug 14   Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Aug 15   Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Aug 16   Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate on this day in history.  

Aug 16   In the year 1956 bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73  

Aug 18   Cin Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game in the year 1956.  

Aug 19   Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open in the year 1956.  

Aug 20   Republicans convene at Cow Palace on this day in history.  

Aug 21   In the year 1956 wTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting  

Aug 22   Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender) in the year 1956.  

Aug 22   Pres Eisenhower and VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF in the year 1956.  

Aug 23   On this day in history ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day  

Aug 23   On this day in history soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.  

Aug 23   In the year 1956 the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins.  

Aug 24   On this day in history 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC  

Aug 24   The first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC in the year 1956.  

Aug 25   On this day in history alfred C Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies  

Aug 25   To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto on this day in history.  

Aug 26   KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting in the year 1956.  

Aug 27   Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Lynda Barry, American cartoonist was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 birth of mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)  

Jan 03   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 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   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 21   In the year 1956 death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)  

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