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)
  • 01 Nov 1956 The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act; Kanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu from Kerala.
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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 Loveyoutube
  2. - Just Walkin' In The Rainyoutube
  3. - The Green Dooryoutube
  4. - Hound Dogyoutube
  5. - Singing The Bluesyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1956?

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage


John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage was written in 1955 by the junior senator of Massachusetts. It served as a clear call to all Americans.

The Bible As History by Werner Keller

The Bible As History


This groundbreaking book, which sheds light on historical foundations of the best-selling book ever written--the Bible -- is now available in print.

An Historian'S Approach To Religion by Arnold Joseph Toynbee

An Historian'S Approach To Religion



A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan

A Certain Smile


Francoise Sagan is most well-known for Bonjour Tristesse, her first novel. She published it in 1953 at age eighteen.

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.