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Historical Events In 1956

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Feb 29   Elpidio Quirino, president of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65 in the year 1956.  

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

Feb 29   Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan in the year 1956.  

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) on this day in history.  

Mar 02   In the year 1956 morocco tears up the Treaty of Féz, declares independence from France  

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

Mar 03   Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in New York on this day in history.  

Mar 03   Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne) on this day in history.  

Mar 03   Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79 in the year 1956.  

Mar 05   In the year 1956 "King Kong", first televised  

Mar 05   In the year 1956 "King Kong," 1st televised  

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

Mar 07   On this day in history battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300  

Mar 07   In the year 1956 pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett  

Mar 09   Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested & exiled to Seychelles on this day in history.  

Mar 09   Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England in the year 1956.  

Mar 10   In the year 1956 general strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios  

Mar 10   Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph) on this day in history.  

Mar 11   Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 nZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win  

Mar 14   Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League) on this day in history.  

Mar 15   "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances in the year 1956.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 16   On this day in history uS Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright  

Mar 16   US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1956 birth of lynda Barry, American cartoonist  

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   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1956 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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