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Historical Events In 1956

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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

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

Apr 07   In the year 1956 spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco  

Apr 08   20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289 in the year 1956.  

Apr 10   On this day in history bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66  

Apr 11   French govt decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites in the year 1956.  

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

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

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   1st solar powered radios go on sale in the year 1956.  

Apr 17   On this day in history bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns  

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

Apr 17   On this day in history willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament  

Apr 18   Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony) on this day in history.  

Apr 19   On this day in history ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70  

Apr 19   On this day in history uS actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III  

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

Apr 21   In the year 1956 elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1  

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

Apr 23   On this day in history project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air)  

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 in the year 1956.  

Apr 24   Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 26   First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history birth of bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 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   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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died in the year 1956.  

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