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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1956 birth of lynda Barry, American cartoonist  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1956 jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1956 henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84  

Jan 12   In the year 1956 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   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died in the year 1956.  

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