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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Anand

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States of America

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1956?
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The Edge Of The Sea by Rachel Carson

The Edge Of The Sea

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"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces

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.

Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish

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Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time For Sergeants

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No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

Valley Of The Vines by Joy Packer

Valley Of The Vines

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A novel of strong personal emotions set against stronger family pride