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Historical Events In 1956

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 30   In the year 1956 white mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas  

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) in the year 1956.  

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

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   In the year 1956 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 10   Louisville Ky public schools integrate in the year 1956.  

Sep 13   On this day in history dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes  

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

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

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

Sep 16   On this day in history marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open  

Sep 17   In the year 1956 mildred E "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42  

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

Sep 21   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1956 first transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation  

Sep 26   Linda Hamilton, actress (Beauty and the Beast, Terminator) born in the year 1956.  

Sep 26   Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78 in the year 1956.  

Sep 27   Gerald Raphael Finzi, composer, dies at 55 in the year 1956.  

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   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

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