January 1956 calendar

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1956?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1956 Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
  • 02 Jan 1956 Poujadists / communists win French parliamentary elections
  • 03 Jan 1956 A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 04 Jan 1956 Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninov, Russian/American composer, dies at age 91.
  • 05 Jan 1956 Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel
  • 06 Jan 1956 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan 1956 Vinoo Mankad scores 231 versus New Zealand, 413 opening stand with Roy.
  • 08 Jan 1956 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken.
  • 09 Jan 1956 Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column first appears in newspapers.
  • 10 Jan 1956 Elvis records Heartbreak Hotel
  • 14 Jan 1956 Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti".
  • 15 Jan 1956 D Shostakovitch appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia
  • 16 Jan 1956 Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine.
  • 19 Jan 1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field.
  • 20 Jan 1956 Buddy Holly records Blue Days Black Night in Nashville
  • 21 Jan 1956 Comedy in Music (Victor Borge) closes at Golden NYC after 849 performances
  • 22 Jan 1956 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • 24 Jan 1956 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
  • 25 Jan 1956 96.5 cm (38 inches) of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record).
  • 26 Jan 1956 Hank Greenberg and Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 28 Jan 1956 Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
  • 30 Jan 1956 Elvis Presley records his version of Blue Suede Shoes
  • 31 Jan 1956 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes President of Brazil.

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Movies

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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

The Killing

The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States of America

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Country: United States of America

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

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

Country: United States of America