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Historical Events In 1956

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Nov 13   Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses in the year 1956.  

Nov 14   On this day in history hungarian revolt put down  

Nov 15   "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances in the year 1956.  

Nov 17   In the year 1956 syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)  

Nov 18   On this day in history morocco gains independence  

Nov 19   In the year 1956 francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53  

Nov 21   On this day in history don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award  

Nov 22   In the year 1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne  

Nov 22   In the year 1956 vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies  

Nov 23   In the year 1956 jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61  

Nov 24   In the year 1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances  

Nov 26   On this day in history "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC  

Nov 26   Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Nov 27   F Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth in the year 1956.  

Nov 28   Photography begins on "... & God Created Women" on this day in history.  

Nov 29   In the year 1956 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances  

Nov 30   In the year 1956 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)  

Dec 02   Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba on this day in history.  

Dec 03   On this day in history england & France pull troops out of Egypt  

Dec 03   On this day in history wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)  

Dec 04   22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB) in the year 1956.  

Dec 04   On this day in history paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

Dec 05   Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 06   In the year 1956 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances  

Dec 06   Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa in the year 1956.  

Dec 07   In the year 1956 helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel  

Dec 07   In the year 1956 helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel  

Dec 08   On this day in history 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia  

Dec 08   Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Dec 09   Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Dec 11   Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland in the year 1956.  

Dec 12   In the year 1956 commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.  

Dec 12   Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Dec 13   Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000 Robinson retires 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 in the year 1956.  

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   On this day in history birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70  

Jan 14   On this day in history siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

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

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