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Historical Events In 1956

Saturday, 17 April 2021

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

Nov 14   In the year 1956 hungarian revolt put down  

Nov 15   On this day in history "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances  

Nov 17   Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate) on this day in history.  

Nov 18   Morocco gains independence on this day in history.  

Nov 19   Francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53 in the year 1956.  

Nov 21   In the year 1956 don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award  

Nov 22   16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne on this day in history.  

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

Nov 23   On this day in history jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61  

Nov 24   "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances on this day in history.  

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

Nov 26   Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51 in the year 1956.  

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

Nov 28   Photography begins on "... & God Created Women" in the year 1956.  

Nov 29   On this day in history "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances  

Nov 30   On this day in history 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)  

Dec 02   On this day in history fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba  

Dec 03   In the year 1956 england & France pull troops out of Egypt  

Dec 03   In the year 1956 wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)  

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

Dec 04   Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 06   "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances on this day in history.  

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

Dec 07   Helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76  

Dec 09   On this day in history hans Barth, composer, dies at 59  

Dec 11   On this day in history anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland  

Dec 12   Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign on this day in history.  

Dec 12   On this day in history lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83  

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

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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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

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   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   In the year 1956 jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 14   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   In the year 1956 death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)  

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