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Historical Events In 1956

Sunday, 09 May 2021

May 21   US explodes first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll on this day in history.  

May 22   On this day in history "Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV  

May 22   In the year 1956 "Bob Hope Show," last airs on NBC-TV  

May 23   On this day in history presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers  

May 23   In the year 1956 world Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Fransisco  

May 24   On this day in history 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India  

May 24   In the year 1956 guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74  

May 25   In the year 1956 pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas  

May 26   Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off Rhode Island, killing 103 on this day in history.  

May 26   On this day in history aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103  

May 26   Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54 in the year 1956.  

May 27   French raid in Algiers on this day in history.  

May 27   US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on this day in history.  

May 28   On this day in history dale Long becomes 1st to hit HRs in 8 straight games  

May 28   On this day in history eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus  

May 29   Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65 in the year 1956.  

May 29   Arnold Schinberg's "Modern Psalm," premieres on this day in history.  

May 30   On this day in history bus boycott begins in Tallahassee FL  

May 30   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)  

Jun 02   Jean Hersholt, actress (Emma, Grand Hotel, Greed), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Jun 02   Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow on this day in history.  

Jun 03   3rd class travel on British Railways ends on this day in history.  

Jun 04   Max Kowalski, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jun 04   On this day in history speech by Khrushchev blasting Stalin made public  

Jun 05   In the year 1956 "Milton Berle Show," last airs on NBC-TV  

Jun 05   In the year 1956 fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const  

Jun 06   Margaret Wycherly, actress (Claudia), dies at 74 in the year 1956.  

Jun 07   On this day in history julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies  

Jun 07   On this day in history singapore govt of Marshall resigns  

Jun 08   Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore govt on this day in history.  

Jun 10   16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm in the year 1956.  

Jun 11   In the year 1956 corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61  

Jun 15   John Lennon (15) & Paul McCartney (13) meet for the first time as Lennon's rock group The Quarrymen perform at a church dinner in the year 1956.  

Jun 17   Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister 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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

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   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   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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 12   On this day in history john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70  

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

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

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