February 1956 calendar

February 1956

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1956?


  • 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.
  • 20 Feb 1956 The United States Merchant Marine Academy becomes a permanent Service Academy.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1956?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - The Great Pretender
  2. - Dungaree Doll

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sixteen Tons
  2. - It's Almost Tomorrow
  3. - Memories Are Made Of This
  4. - (Love Is) The Tender Trap
  5. - Rock And Roll Waltz


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1956?

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit


The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit was a classic that captured the spirit of a generation. It was first published in 1955. Its title, like Fahrenheit 451 and Catch-22, has been a part America's cultural vocabulary.

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking


With more than five million copies printed, The Power of Positive Thinking is an international bestseller. It has helped millions of people around the globe to find fulfillment through Dr.

Bugles And A Tiger by John Masters

Bugles And A Tiger


John Masters's first memoir, "The Gurkhas in India" is a vivid account of life during WWII. John Masters was a soldier before becoming a best-selling novelist.

The Deer Park by Norman Mailer

The Deer Park


Desert D'Or is a private oasis located in the middle of the cactus wilds, just two hundred miles from Hollywood. It's a haven for directors, stars, studio execs and all the other wannabe stars.

Surprised By Joy by C.S. Lewis

Surprised By Joy


"A young man who wants to be a sound Atheist must be careful about what he reads. There are many traps.