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Historical Events In 1956

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Aug 03   Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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

Aug 08   Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium in the year 1956.  

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) in the year 1956.  

Aug 12   Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink in the year 1956.  

Aug 12   On this day in history william Shatner marries Gloria Rand  

Aug 13   In the year 1956 harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies  

Aug 13   WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting in the year 1956.  

Aug 14   On this day in history bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58  

Aug 15   In the year 1956 constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83  

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

Aug 16   On this day in history bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73  

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

Aug 19   In the year 1956 fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open  

Aug 20   In the year 1956 republicans convene at Cow Palace  

Aug 21   WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender) on this day in history.  

Aug 22   In the year 1956 pres Eisenhower and VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF  

Aug 23   In the year 1956 ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day  

Aug 23   In the year 1956 soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.  

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

Aug 24   1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC in the year 1956.  

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

Aug 25   In the year 1956 alfred C Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies  

Aug 25   To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto in the year 1956.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) was born in the year 1956.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

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 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   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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