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Historical Events In 1956

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Nov 13   On this day in history supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses  

Nov 14   Hungarian revolt put down in the year 1956.  

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) in the year 1956.  

Nov 18   On this day in history morocco gains independence  

Nov 19   On this day in history francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53  

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   Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies in the year 1956.  

Nov 23   Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 26   In the year 1956 tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51  

Nov 27   F Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth on this day in history.  

Nov 28   In the year 1956 photography begins on "... & God Created Women"  

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

Nov 30   On this day in history 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   England & France pull troops out of Egypt on this day in history.  

Dec 03   Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52) in the year 1956.  

Dec 04   22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB) on this day in history.  

Dec 04   In the year 1956 paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

Dec 05   On this day in history thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC  

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

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

Dec 07   On this day in history helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel  

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

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

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   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   In the year 1956 lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83  

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 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   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1956 alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

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   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   On this day in history death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)  

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