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Historical Events In 1956

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

Aug 29   French govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis in the year 1956.  

Aug 30   Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1956.  

Aug 30   USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests) in the year 1956.  

Aug 30   White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas on this day in history.  

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

Sep 02   In the year 1956 collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India)  

Sep 02   Washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service on this day in history.  

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

Sep 06   Felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Sep 07   On this day in history bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+  

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

Sep 08   Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-4.), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

Sep 08   In the year 1956 harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 &stays #1 for 31 weeks  

Sep 09   In the year 1956 elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show, drawing a TV audience estimated at over 50 million.  

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

Sep 10   On this day in history louisville Ky public schools integrate  

Sep 13   Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes on this day in history.  

Sep 14   1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC on this day in history.  

Sep 14   On this day in history first prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC  

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

Sep 16   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Sep 23   In the year 1956 earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75  

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

Sep 25   On this day in history 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)  

Sep 25   On this day in history first transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation  

Sep 26   On this day in history linda Hamilton, actress (Beauty and the Beast, Terminator) born  

Sep 26   On this day in history lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78  

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

Oct 01   In the year 1956 stan Ockers, Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1956 birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

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

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

Jan 12   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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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