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Historical Events In 1956

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Aug 28   England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series in the year 1956.  

Aug 29   In the year 1956 french govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis  

Aug 30   Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Aug 30   USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests) on this day in history.  

Aug 30   On this day in history white mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas  

Sep 01   Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory in the year 1956.  

Sep 02   Collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India) in the year 1956.  

Sep 02   Washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service in the year 1956.  

Sep 05   20 die in a train crash in Springer NM in the year 1956.  

Sep 06   In the year 1956 felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84  

Sep 07   Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+ in the year 1956.  

Sep 07   On this day in history charles Burgess Fry, English athlete/cricketer/journalist, dies at 84  

Sep 08   On this day in history gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-4.), dies at 84  

Sep 08   Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 &stays #1 for 31 weeks on this day in history.  

Sep 09   Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show, drawing a TV audience estimated at over 50 million on this day in history.  

Sep 10   Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia in the year 1956.  

Sep 10   In the year 1956 louisville Ky public schools integrate  

Sep 13   Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes in the year 1956.  

Sep 14   In the year 1956 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC  

Sep 14   In the year 1956 first prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC  

Sep 15   Henry Clough-Leiter, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1956.  

Sep 16   In the year 1956 marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open  

Sep 17   Mildred E "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Sep 19   1st intl conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne) in the year 1956.  

Sep 21   On this day in history anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated by Roliberto Lopez  

Sep 21   Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway on this day in history.  

Sep 23   Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Sep 24   1st trans atlantic telephone cable in use (Newfoundland-Scotland) on this day in history.  

Sep 25   In the year 1956 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)  

Sep 25   First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation on this day in history.  

Sep 26   Linda Hamilton, actress (Beauty and the Beast, Terminator) born on this day in history.  

Sep 26   Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Sep 27   Gerald Raphael Finzi, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

Oct 01   Stan Ockers, Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)  

Jan 03   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died in the year 1956.  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

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   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

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