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Historical Events In 1956

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Apr 04   On this day in history enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden," premieres in London  

Apr 05   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 in the year 1956.  

Apr 07   10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1 in the year 1956.  

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   Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco in the year 1956.  

Apr 08   In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.  

Apr 12   The birth of Andy Garcia, American actor in the year 1956.  

Apr 13   In the year 1956 kETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting  

Apr 14   On this day in history ampex Corp demonstrates first commercial videotape recorder  

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

Apr 16   In the year 1956 1st solar powered radios go on sale  

Apr 17   Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns on this day in history.  

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

Apr 17   In the year 1956 willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1956 uS actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III  

Apr 20   On this day in history jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies  

Apr 21   Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1 on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 23   On this day in history uS Supreme court ends race segregation on buses  

Apr 24   AL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game on this day in history.  

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

Apr 25   On this day in history elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing in the year 1956.  

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   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 in the year 1956.  

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   On this day in history birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

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 in the year 1956.  

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   In the year 1956 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   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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 14   On this day in history 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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