November 1956 calendar

November 1956

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1956?


  • 01 Nov 1956 Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain and Bardeen
  • 02 Nov 1956 Israel captures Gaza and Sheham.
  • 03 Nov 1956 Wizard of Oz 1st televised (CBS-TV)
  • 04 Nov 1956 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest
  • 05 Nov 1956 Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized
  • 06 Nov 1956 US President Dwight Eisenhower (Republican) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (Democrat).
  • 07 Nov 1956 Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
  • 09 Nov 1956 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
  • 12 Nov 1956 Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, first sighted.
  • 13 Nov 1956 US Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses.
  • 14 Nov 1956 Hungarian revolt put down
  • 15 Nov 1956 Middle East Technical University is founded in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 17 Nov 1956 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs. Colgate)
  • 18 Nov 1956 Morocco gains independence
  • 20 Nov 1956 In Yugoslavia, former prime minister Milovan Djilas is arrested after he criticizes Josip Broz Tito.
  • 21 Nov 1956 Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP and 1st-ever Cy Young Award
  • 22 Nov 1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne
  • 23 Nov 1956 The Suez Crisis causes petrol rationing in Britain. Motorists panic as petrol rations loom, BBC news
  • 24 Nov 1956 Pajama Game closes at St. James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
  • 26 Nov 1956 The Price Is Right debuts on NBC
  • 28 Nov 1956 Photography begins on ... & God Created Women
  • 29 Nov 1956 Bells Are Ringing opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances
  • 30 Nov 1956 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)

Famous Birthday

  • Belgian serial killer who made a career of kidnapping, raping, torturing and killing children.

  • Bo Derek

    American actress, making $35,000 and a reputation as the epitome of beauty with her 5'4" perfect shape in the film "10.

  • William Fichtner

    American actor.

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Famous Deaths

  • American jazz piano soloist who studied piano, guitar, violin and accordion.

  • Italian orchestral conductor, who was named Musical Director of La Scala, Milan in November 1956 but whose promising career was cut short...

  • US jazz pianist / composer, dies at 46.

  • US pianist / singer, dies at 40.

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vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1956?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - The Green Door
  2. - Blueberry Hill
  3. - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
  4. - Hey! Jealous Lover

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - A Woman In Love
  2. - Just Walkin' In The Rain
  3. - The Green Door
  4. - Hound Dog
  5. - Singing The Blues


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Robert Bresson

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

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1956

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Abhi Bhattacharya, Pranoti Ghosh, Bipin Gupta, Mumtaz Begum

The Teahouse of the August Moon

The Teahouse of the August Moon

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Country: United States of America

The Girl Can't Help It

The Girl Can't Help It

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London

The Mountain

The Mountain

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor, William Demarest


Which were the most popular books released in November 1956?
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Autumn Across America by Edwin Way Teale

Autumn Across America


This is the story of a roving, 20,000-mile pilgrimage that took place from Cape Cod to California. It was during the most vibrant season of the year.

Men To Match My Mountains by Irving Stone

Men To Match My Mountains


This collection contains stories that give insight into the diverse personalities of the settlers who helped to tame America’s Far West.

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

The Last Hurrah


Inspired by James M. Curley's career, O'Connor's 1956 account on big-city politics portrays O'Connor's Irish-American political boss, a demagogue, and rogue, but he deeply understands his constituents.

Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense


The best-selling, one-million-copy bestseller on arthritis, Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis, and Common Sense is now available in paperback! These pages will provide the information that arthritis sufferers need to know.

This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton

This Hallowed Ground


Bruce Catton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, first published the classic Civil War account in 1955. It captures both the dramatic scope of the epic struggle and intimate experience of that epic struggle all in one volume.