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Historical Events In 1956

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Aug 03   On this day in history willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1  

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

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   Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans in the year 1956.  

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

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

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

Aug 11   On this day in history elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"  

Aug 11   In the year 1956 jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)  

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

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

Aug 15   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open  

Aug 20   On this day in history republicans convene at Cow Palace  

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

Aug 22   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day  

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

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

Aug 24   In the year 1956 the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC  

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   In the year 1956 kREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting  

Aug 27   In the year 1956 curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game  

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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   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   In the year 1956 birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1956 alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

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   In the year 1956 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   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)  

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