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Historical Events In 1956

Saturday, 18 September 2021

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) on this day in history.  

Aug 04   On this day in history first motorcycle driven over 200 mph  

Aug 05   In the year 1956 kUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Aug 09   1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama on this day in history.  

Aug 11   In the year 1956 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620  

Aug 11   Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel" in the year 1956.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Aug 13   On this day in history wBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting  

Aug 14   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate  

Aug 16   Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73 in the year 1956.  

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

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

Aug 20   In the year 1956 republicans convene at Cow Palace  

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

Aug 22   On this day in history elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)  

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   In the year 1956 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC  

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

Aug 25   Alfred C Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies in the year 1956.  

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   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   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   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84  

Jan 12   On this day in history 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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