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Historical Events In 1956

Thursday, 09 December 2021

Feb 08   On this day in history connie Mack, baseball manager (Phila A's, 1901-50), dies at 93  

Feb 08   In the year 1956 mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die  

Feb 09   In the year 1956 -5F (15C) in Sicily  

Feb 09   In the year 1956 -5F (15C) in Sicily  

Feb 09   In the year 1956 in Montreal Gaspe prospector Wilbert Coffin, age 41, hanged at Bordeaux prison for the murder of an American hunter  

Feb 09   R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria in the year 1956.  

Feb 10   In the year 1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV  

Feb 10   Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA in the year 1956.  

Feb 11   Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, former members of the British Foreign Office who had disappeared from England in 1951, resurface in Moscow on this day in history.  

Feb 13   KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland in the year 1956.  

Feb 14   20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow in the year 1956.  

Feb 14   Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference in the year 1956.  

Feb 15   Urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland in the year 1956.  

Feb 16   On this day in history britain abolishes death penalty  

Feb 16   Britain abolishes the death penalty on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95 in the year 1956.  

Feb 19   In the year 1956 kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open  

Feb 21   Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 78 in the year 1956.  

Feb 22   1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United on this day in history.  

Feb 22   In the year 1956 elvis Presley's first hit in Billboard's top 10 "Heartbreak Hotel"  

Feb 23   On this day in history 20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow  

Feb 23   Russian party leader Khrushchev attacks memory of Stalin on this day in history.  

Feb 25   Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference on this day in history.  

Feb 26   In the year 1956 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open  

Feb 26   Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge in the year 1956.  

Feb 27   Elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel" in the year 1956.  

Feb 27   Female suffrage in Egypt in the year 1956.  

Feb 27   Frank Dailey, orch leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54 in the year 1956.  

Feb 28   13 die in a train crash in Swampscott MA on this day in history.  

Feb 28   A Chatham Ontario restaurant is fined $50 for refusing to serve two black students in the year 1956.  

Feb 28   Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory 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   On this day in history birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born in the year 1956.  

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   Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died on this day in history.  

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   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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