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Historical Events In 1956

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Feb 29   Elpidio Quirino, president of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history president Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term  

Feb 29   On this day in history randy Jackson, rocker (Zebra-I Don't Know, I Don't Care)  

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

Mar 03   In the year 1956 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   Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne) in the year 1956.  

Mar 03   Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Mar 05   "King Kong", first televised in the year 1956.  

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

Mar 05   In the year 1956 erich Itor Kahn, composer, dies at 50  

Mar 07   Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300 in the year 1956.  

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

Mar 09   On this day in history archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested & exiled to Seychelles  

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

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 in the year 1956.  

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

Mar 12   Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24) on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Dow Jones closes above 500 for first time (500.24) in the year 1956.  

Mar 13   New Zealand bowl out West Indies for 77 at Eden Park to score their first Test Cricket win in the year 1956.  

Mar 13   NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win in the year 1956.  

Mar 14   Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League) in the year 1956.  

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

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

Mar 15   Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champion in the year 1956.  

Mar 16   In the year 1956 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.  

Mar 16   On this day in history joseph John Richards, composer, dies at 77  

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   On this day in history birth of lynda Barry, American cartoonist  

Jan 03   Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

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 in the year 1956.  

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   On this day in history alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

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

Jan 05   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

Jan 08   In the year 1956 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 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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