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Historical Events In 1956

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Feb 29   In the year 1956 elpidio Quirino, president of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65  

Feb 29   Islamic Republic established in Pakistan on this day in history.  

Feb 29   On this day in history islamic Republic forms in Pakistan  

Feb 29   On this day in history pakistan becomes an Islamic republic  

Feb 29   President Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Randy Jackson, rocker (Zebra-I Don't Know, I Don't Care) in the year 1956.  

Mar 02   Morocco tears up the Treaty of Féz, declares independence from France on this day in history.  

Mar 03   On this day in history indonesian government of Harahap resigns  

Mar 03   In the year 1956 manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in New York  

Mar 03   On this day in history morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)  

Mar 03   In the year 1956 willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79  

Mar 05   "King Kong", first televised on this day in history.  

Mar 05   On this day in history "King Kong," 1st televised  

Mar 05   Erich Itor Kahn, composer, dies at 50 in the year 1956.  

Mar 07   Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300 on this day in history.  

Mar 07   Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett in the year 1956.  

Mar 09   Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested & exiled to Seychelles in the year 1956.  

Mar 09   In the year 1956 weather forecasting phone line set up in London England  

Mar 10   General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios in the year 1956.  

Mar 10   Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph) in the year 1956.  

Mar 11   In the year 1956 louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship  

Mar 11   Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Mar 12   In the year 1956 dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24)  

Mar 12   On this day in history dow Jones closes above 500 for first time (500.24)  

Mar 13   New Zealand bowl out West Indies for 77 at Eden Park to score their first Test Cricket win on this day in history.  

Mar 13   NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win on this day in history.  

Mar 14   On this day in history satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)  

Mar 15   "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances on this day in history.  

Mar 15   On this day in history "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 perfs  

Mar 15   Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champion on this day in history.  

Mar 16   In Lebanon, two 6.0 eathquakes approximately 9 minutes apart. 136 killed, 6,000 houses destroyed and 17,000 damaged in 400 villages in the Chouf region on this day in history.  

Mar 16   Joseph John Richards, composer, dies at 77 in the year 1956.  

Mar 16   In the year 1956 uS Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright  

Mar 16   US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins 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   In the year 1956 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   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   In the year 1956 alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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

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