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Historical Events In 1956

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Apr 04   Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden," premieres in London in the year 1956.  

Apr 05   On this day in history in Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.  

Apr 07   On this day in history 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1  

Apr 07   On this day in history arthur Hailey had a script accepted and presented just 20 days after it was submitted to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The drama, " Flight into Danger" had an unprecedented audience response. A number of years later, Arthur Hailey also wrote the best-selling novel, " Airport " which was then adapted for the popular movie by the same title.  

Apr 07   Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco in the year 1956.  

Apr 08   On this day in history 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289  

Apr 10   Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Apr 11   In the year 1956 french govt decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria  

Apr 11   Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites on this day in history.  

Apr 12   In the year 1956 the birth of Andy Garcia, American actor  

Apr 13   On this day in history kETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting  

Apr 14   In the year 1956 ampex Corp demonstrates first commercial videotape recorder  

Apr 15   In the year 1956 emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88  

Apr 16   1st solar powered radios go on sale on this day in history.  

Apr 17   In the year 1956 bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns  

Apr 17   In the year 1956 uSSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves  

Apr 17   Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament in the year 1956.  

Apr 18   On this day in history grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)  

Apr 19   Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70 in the year 1956.  

Apr 19   US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III in the year 1956.  

Apr 20   In the year 1956 jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies  

Apr 21   Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1 in the year 1956.  

Apr 22   Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open in the year 1956.  

Apr 23   In the year 1956 project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air)  

Apr 23   US Supreme court ends race segregation on buses on this day in history.  

Apr 24   In the year 1956 aL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game  

Apr 24   On this day in history albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72  

Apr 25   Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1 in the year 1956.  

Apr 26   On this day in history edward Arnold actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66  

Apr 26   In the year 1956 edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66  

Apr 26   In the year 1956 first container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas  

Apr 27   Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election in the year 1956.  

Apr 27   Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing on this day in history.  

Apr 28   Last French troop leave Vietnam on this day in history.  

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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   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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 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 on this day in history.  

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 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   In the year 1956 siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

Jan 21   In the year 1956 death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)  

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