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Historical Events In 1956

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Aug 28   In the year 1956 england retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series  

Aug 29   On this day in history 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   White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas on this day in history.  

Sep 01   In the year 1956 indian state of Tripura becomes a territory  

Sep 02   On this day in history collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India)  

Sep 02   On this day in history washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service  

Sep 05   On this day in history 20 die in a train crash in Springer NM  

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

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

Sep 07   Charles Burgess Fry, English athlete/cricketer/journalist, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 08   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia  

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   On this day in history 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC  

Sep 14   First prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC in the year 1956.  

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   In the year 1956 anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated by Roliberto Lopez  

Sep 21   In the year 1956 yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway  

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   In the year 1956 lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78  

Sep 27   In the year 1956 gerald Raphael Finzi, composer, dies at 55  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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   Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

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   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   In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.  

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