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Historical Events In 1956

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Jun 18   Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt (British and French forces attempted to seize the Canal) on this day in history.  

Jun 18   Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as Brits leave Suez Canal on this day in history.  

Jun 19   On this day in history lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82  

Jun 20   On this day in history venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed  

Jun 21   On this day in history anti-protons detected in the atmosphere  

Jun 21   On this day in history east Germany announces the release of 19,000 political prisoners  

Jun 23   On this day in history "Jimmy Durante Show," last airs on NBC-TV  

Jun 23   Colonel Nasser elected as President in Egypt on this day in history.  

Jun 23   Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt in the year 1956.  

Jun 23   On this day in history reyngol'd Moritsevich Glier, composer, dies at 81  

Jun 25   51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" & "Stockholm" (Cape Cod) in the year 1956.  

Jun 25   In the year 1956 alfred C Kinsey, US zoologist/sexologist, dies at 62  

Jun 26   Australians ambushed near Sungei Siput, Malaysia in the year 1956.  

Jun 26   Clifford Brown, US jazz trumpeter (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25 on this day in history.  

Jun 27   Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings in the year 1956.  

Jun 28   1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill in the year 1956.  

Jun 28   Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die in the year 1956.  

Jun 28   In the year 1956 the first atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill  

Jun 29   Charles Dumas, makes first high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, Calif in the year 1956.  

Jun 29   On this day in history federal interstate highway system act signed  

Jun 29   In the year 1956 johan[nes F] Bakker Jr, actor, dies at 62  

Jun 30   United DC-7 &TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128 in the year 1956.  

Jul 01   Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on The Steve Allen Show in the year 1956.  

Jul 02   Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel" in the year 1956.  

Jul 04   In the year 1956 independence National Historical Park established in Philadelphia  

Jul 04   In the year 1956 uS most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland  

Jul 05   On this day in history france raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria  

Jul 07   63rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton (63 61) in the year 1956.  

Jul 07   On this day in history 7 Army trucks loaded with dynamite explode in the middle of Cali, Columbia killing 1,100-1,200, destroyimg 2,000 buildings  

Jul 07   Gottfried Benn, writer, dies at 70 in the year 1956.  

Jul 08   Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 08   On this day in history joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open  

Jul 09   In the year 1956 dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand  

Jul 09   On this day in history dick Clark's first appearance as host of American Bandstand  

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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   In the year 1956 birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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   In the year 1956 death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

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

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