Historical Events In 1956
Monday, 19 April 2021
Aug 03 Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1 on this day in history.
Aug 04 On this day in history 1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph)
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 Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans on this day in history.
Aug 08 Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium on this day in history.
Aug 09 In the year 1956 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
Aug 11 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620 in the year 1956.
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 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink in the year 1956.
Aug 12 In the year 1956 william Shatner marries Gloria Rand
Aug 13 Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies on this day in history.
Aug 13 In the year 1956 wBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Aug 14 Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58 in the year 1956.
Aug 15 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 on this day in history.
Aug 16 In the year 1956 adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate
Aug 16 In the year 1956 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 On this day in history fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
Aug 20 In the year 1956 republicans convene at Cow Palace
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 on this day in history.
Aug 23 ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day on this day in history.
Aug 23 Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City on this day in history.
Aug 23 On this day in history the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins.
Aug 24 In the year 1956 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC
Aug 24 In the year 1956 the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC
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 on this day in history.
Aug 26 On this day in history kREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
Aug 27 On this day in history curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game