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Historical Events In 1956

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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

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

May 23   Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers in the year 1956.  

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   Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

May 25   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103  

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

May 27   On this day in history french raid in Algiers  

May 27   In the year 1956 uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)  

May 28   Dale Long becomes 1st to hit HRs in 8 straight games in the year 1956.  

May 28   Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus on this day in history.  

May 29   Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

May 30   Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee FL on this day in history.  

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

Jun 02   On this day in history jean Hersholt, actress (Emma, Grand Hotel, Greed), dies at 69  

Jun 02   On this day in history yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow  

Jun 03   In the year 1956 3rd class travel on British Railways ends  

Jun 04   On this day in history max Kowalski, composer, dies at 73  

Jun 04   In the year 1956 speech by Khrushchev blasting Stalin made public  

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

Jun 05   Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history margaret Wycherly, actress (Claudia), dies at 74  

Jun 07   Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 07   In the year 1956 singapore govt of Marshall resigns  

Jun 08   Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore govt in the year 1956.  

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   On this day in history john Lennon (15) & Paul McCartney (13) meet for the first time as Lennon's rock group The Quarrymen perform at a church dinner  

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   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 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 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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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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