December 1956 calendar

December 1956

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1956.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1956: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1956?


  • 01 Dec 1956 Candide opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • 02 Dec 1956 The Granma yacht reaches the shores of Cuba's Oriente province and Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution.
  • 03 Dec 1956 KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 04 Dec 1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (quarterback).
  • 05 Dec 1956 Rose Heilbron becomes Britain's first female judge.
  • 06 Dec 1956 Happy Hunting opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances
  • 08 Dec 1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia
  • 09 Dec 1956 Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
  • 10 Dec 1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola.
  • 11 Dec 1956 Anti-Russian demonstrations in Stettin and Wroclaw, Poland.
  • 12 Dec 1956 Beginning of the Irish Republican Army's ''Border Campaign''.
  • 14 Dec 1956 Paul-Henri Spaak is appointed Secretary-General of NATO.
  • 15 Dec 1956 KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Dec 1956 Fanny closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
  • 18 Dec 1956 To Tell the Truth debuts on CBS-TV
  • 19 Dec 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.
  • 20 Dec 1956 Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra.
  • 22 Dec 1956 New Faces of 1956 closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • 23 Dec 1956 British and French troops leave the Suez Canal region.
  • 24 Dec 1956 I Love Lucy Christmas show airs, never put in syndication
  • 27 Dec 1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games.
  • 28 Dec 1956 Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
  • 30 Dec 1956 New York Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game.
  • 31 Dec 1956 Bob Barker makes his TV debut as host of the game show ''Truth or Consequences''.

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Jagte Raho

Jagte Raho

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Amit Mitra, Sombhu Mitra

Starring: Pradeep Kumar, Sumitra Devi, Smriti Biswas, Pahadi Sanyal

Carnival in Moscow

Carnival in Moscow

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Igor Ilyinsky, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Yuri Belov, Georgiy Kulikov



Release year: 1956

Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Dev Anand, Shakila, Johnny Walker, K.N. Singh

The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in December 1956?
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The Unicorn And Other Poems by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Unicorn And Other Poems


The author of Gift from the Sea presents a collection of poems that offers enduring meditations on love, loss, beauty, and the sweep of time. 15,000 first printing.

The New World by Winston S. Churchill

The New World


The New World is Winston S. Churchill's brilliant re-creation of one of the most fateful periods in English and American history - the two centuries between 1485 and 1688.

Our Valiant Few by F Van Wyck Mason

Our Valiant Few


Historical Drama

The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead

The Fbi Story



Water, Water Everywhere by Emily Kimbrough

Water, Water Everywhere


pleasures mishaps and gay adventures during a journey.