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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 1956: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1956?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1956 Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
  • 02 Feb 1956 Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
  • 03 Feb 1956 Toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the three alpine events.
  • 05 Feb 1956 Louise Suggs win LPGA Havana Golf Open.
  • 06 Feb 1956 French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers.
  • 07 Feb 1956 Autherine Lucy, 1st black admitted to University of Alabama, is expelled
  • 08 Feb 1956 Connie Mack, baseball manager (Philadelphia Athletics, 1901-50), dies at age 93.
  • 09 Feb 1956 KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 10 Feb 1956 My Friend Flicka premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 11 Feb 1956 British spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean resurface in the Soviet Union after being missing for 5 years.
  • 12 Feb 1956 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Miami Beach Golf Open.
  • 13 Feb 1956 KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
  • 14 Feb 1956 Verhoeven / Nauta / De King / Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
  • 15 Feb 1956 Urho Kekkonen is appointed President of Finland.
  • 16 Feb 1956 Only a little more than four months after the release of the 70mm version of ''Oklahoma!'', the film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ''Carousel'', starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones, is released in Cinemascope 55. MacRae and Jones had previously starred in ''Oklahoma!'' ''Carousel'', intended for showing in 55mm, ends up being shown only in 35mm.
  • 17 Feb 1956 Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas of Great Britain.
  • 19 Feb 1956 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • 20 Feb 1956 WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Feb 1956 20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow
  • 24 Feb 1956 Doris Day records her most famous song: Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). It is from Alfred Hitchcock's ''The Man Who Knew Too Much'', in which Day co-stars with James Stewart.
  • 25 Feb 1956 Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference
  • 26 Feb 1956 Writers Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
  • 27 Feb 1956 Female suffrage in Egypt.
  • 28 Feb 1956 Thirteen die in a train crash in Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 29 Feb 1956 In Centerville, South Dakota, USA a building is hit by a falling meteorite.

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Movies

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Country: United States of America

Los gavilanes

Los gavilanes

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Vicente Oroná

Starring: Pedro Infante, Lilia Prado, Ana Bertha Lepe, Ángel Infante

Picnic

Picnic

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

Country: United States of America

Des gens sans importance

Des gens sans importance

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Pierre Mondy, Yvette Etiévant

1984

1984

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1956?
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Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara

Ten North Frederick

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The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed …

Herblock'S Here And Now by Herbert Block

Herblock'S Here And Now

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Herbert Block has to be one of our greatest political cartoonists. Here is a great collection of his works during the days of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower in the

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea

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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen

The Family Of Man

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Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955.

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

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Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.