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Historical Events In 1956

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Aug 28   England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series on this day in history.  

Aug 29   French govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Sep 01   Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory on this day in history.  

Sep 02   Collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India) on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 06   Felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

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

Sep 07   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 &stays #1 for 31 weeks  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 10   Louisville Ky public schools integrate on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 15   In the year 1956 henry Clough-Leiter, composer, dies at 82  

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 in the year 1956.  

Sep 19   On this day in history 1st intl conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne)  

Sep 21   Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated by Roliberto Lopez on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1956.  

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

Sep 25   First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation in the year 1956.  

Sep 26   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history birth of lynda Barry, American cartoonist  

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 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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 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   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

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

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   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 in the year 1956.  

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died in the year 1956.  

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