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Historical Events In 1956

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Apr 04   Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden," premieres in London on this day in history.  

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

Apr 07   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 in the year 1956.  

Apr 07   On this day in history spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco  

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

Apr 10   Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1956.  

Apr 11   French govt decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria in the year 1956.  

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

Apr 12   The birth of Andy Garcia, American actor on this day in history.  

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

Apr 14   Ampex Corp demonstrates first commercial videotape recorder in the year 1956.  

Apr 15   Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 17   In the year 1956 bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns  

Apr 17   USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves in the year 1956.  

Apr 17   Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament on this day in history.  

Apr 18   Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony) in the year 1956.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 20   Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies in the year 1956.  

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

Apr 22   On this day in history patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open  

Apr 23   Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air) in the year 1956.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 26   Edward Arnold actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66 in the year 1956.  

Apr 26   Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Apr 26   On this day in history 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 in the year 1956.  

Apr 28   In the year 1956 last French troop leave Vietnam  

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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   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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died in the year 1956.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 14   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 in the year 1956.  

Jan 21   On this day in history death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)  

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