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1956 Calendar

1956 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26272829   
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

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1956 Historical Event(s)

  •  February 12, 1956 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  •  March 2, 1956 – Morocco gains its independence from France.
  •  March 23, 1956 – Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)
  •  July 16, 1956 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last “Big Tent” show in Pittsburgh, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.
  •  July 31, 1956 – Jim Laker becomes the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings as he returns figures of 10/53 in the Australian 2nd innings. This combined with his 9/37 in the first innings gave him match figures of 19/90 in the 4th Test at Old Trafford.
  •  October 17, 1956 – The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England.
  •  October 23, 1956 – Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
  •  October 29, 1956 – The Tangier Protocol is signed: The international city Tangier is reintegrated into Morocco.
  •  December 18, 1956 – Japan joins the United Nations.
  •  December 19, 1956 – Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.

Who Were Born On 1956?

  •  January 3, 1956 – Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor and director
  •  June 4, 1956 – John Hockenberry, American journalist
  •  June 7, 1956 – Antonio Reid, American music producer
  •  June 14, 1956 – King Diamond, Danish singer (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate)
  •  August 10, 1956 – Fred Ottman, American wrestler
  •  September 6, 1956 – Bill Ritter, American politician
  •  September 19, 1956 – Charlie Reliford, American baseball umpire
  •  October 27, 1956 – Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer
  •  November 3, 1956 – Gary Ross, American film director
  •  December 19, 1956 – Tom Lawless, American baseball player