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Historical Events In 1956

Friday, 21 January 2022

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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

Aug 11   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink  

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   In the year 1956 wBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting  

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

Aug 15   Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 in the year 1956.  

Aug 16   In the year 1956 adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate  

Aug 16   Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history wTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting  

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

Aug 22   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins.  

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   Alfred C Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 25   On this day in history to make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto  

Aug 26   On this day in history kREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting  

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

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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   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born in the year 1956.  

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   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 05   Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef was born in the year 1956.  

Famous Deaths In 1956

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

Jan 05   On this day in history jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   On this day in history death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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

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