Year 1956 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 1956

The year 1956 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1956 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1956 in World ⚡

DateIncident/Event
08 januaryFive Evangelical Christian missionaries from the United States were killed by the Huaorani in the rainforest of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
25 februaryIn his speech 'On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences'to the 20th Party Congress, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denouncedthe personality cult and dictatorship of his predecessor Joseph Stalin.
01 marchThe NATO phonetic alphabet, today the most widely used spelling alphabet, was first implemented by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
09 marchIn Tbilisi, Georgia, Soviet military troops suppressed massdemonstrations against Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinization policy.
20 marchThe first United States airborne test of hydrogen bomb was conducted on May 20, 1956 over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
07 aprilSpain relinquished its protectorate in Morocco.
13 aprilThe Vietnamese National Army captured Ba Cut, military commander of the Hoa Hao religious sect, which ran a de facto state in southern Vietnam in opposition to Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem.
01 mayOn 1 May 1956, A doctor in Japan reported an “epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system”, marking the officially discovery of Minamata disease. Minamata diseases come under four big pollution disease of Japan caused by the release of methylmercury in the industry wastewater from the Chisso Corporation.
01 mayA doctor in Japan reported an 'epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system', marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.
09 mayWar Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was signed on May 9, 1956 at Malacañang Palace under Philippines President Ramon Magsaysay administration, ending long drawn controversy between Philippines and Japan.
18 mayThe main summit of Lhotse was first climbed by a Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger on May 18, 1956. It is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres and located at the border between Tibet and Nepal.
20 mayThe first United States airborne test of hydrogen bomb was conducted on May 20, 1956 over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
24 mayThe first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held inLugano, Switzerland.
11 juneThe six-day Gal Oya riots, the first ethnic riots targeting theminority Sri Lankan Tamils in post-independent Sri Lanka, began,eventually resulting in the deaths of at least 150 people and 100injuries.
23 juneGamal Abdel Nasser became President of Egypt, a post he wouldhold until his death in 1970.
28 juneWorkers demanding better conditions held massive protests in Pozna?, Poland, but were violently repressed by the following day by 400 tanks and 10, 000 soldiers of the Polish People's Army and the Internal Security Corps.
06 augustDuMont, one of the world's first television networks, aired itslast program.
08 augustA fire in a coalmine in Marcinelle, Belgium kills 262 miners.
17 septemberNorman Buckley has smashed the World Water Speed Record in his motorboat, fondly named Miss Windermere III. He held an average speed of over 79mph on Lake Windermere.
17 octoberQueen Elizabeth II formally inaugurates the Sella field Nuclear Power Station, today. However, the power station had been functioning and providing electricity to the National Grid since 27th August1956.
23 octoberThe Hungarian Revolution began as a peaceful student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building.
31 octoberFollowing Egypt's decision to nationalize the Suez Canal Britain and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
03 novemberIn the midst of the Suez Crisis, during an invasion of the GazaStrip, Israeli soldiers shot dead hundreds of Palestinian refugees andlocal inhabitants in Khan Yunis.
02 decemberCuban Revolution-The yacht Granma, carrying Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement, reached theshores of Cuba.
06 decemberAt the Melbourne Olympics, 14-year-old swimmer Sandra Morganbecame the youngest Australian to win an Olympic gold medal.
19 decemberIrish-born British physician John Bodkin Adams was arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 of his patients, although he was only convicted on minor charges.
01 MayThe polio vaccine developed by the American scientist Jonas Salk was made available to the public.
13 JuneAfter 72 years of control, Britain handed over control of the Suez Canal to Egypt.
23 JuneJamal Abdul Nasir was elected President of Egypt.
20 JulyFrance declared Tunisia as an independent country.
26 JulyEgypt nationalized the Suez Canal.
01 SeptemberTripura was made a union territory after the reorganization of Indian states.
01 SeptemberIndia's largest life insurance company "Life Insurance Corporation of India LIC)" was established.
02 September125 people died due to the collapse of a bridge between Jadcherala and Mehboob Nagar, 100 km from Hyderabad.
13 SeptemberIBM released 305 Remake, the first commercial computer with disk storage.
17 SeptemberThe Indian Oil and Natural Gas Commission was formed.
17 SeptemberFirst aired on television in Australia.
25 SeptemberThe first telephone service between the US and Europe began.
04 OctoberGreat Britain conducted a nuclear test in Australia.
14 OctoberDr. Bhimrao Ambedkar accepted Buddhism in Nagpur with 3,85,000 followers.
17 OctoberThe first major nuclear power station started in England.
19 OctoberRussia and Japan signed and officially ended the 1945 war between the two countries.
30 OctoberIndia's first five-star hotel 'Ashoka' opened.
01 NovemberThe state of Madhya Pradesh was formed on the basis of language.
01 NovemberThe capital of the country, Delhi became a union territory.
12 NovemberZionist regime troops attacked a refugee camp in Rafah Nagar in the Gaza Strip and massacred Palestinians. 110 Palestinian martyrs and about 1 thousand people were injured in this ruthless massacre.
18 NovemberMorocco gained independence.
28 NovemberChinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai visited India.
13 AugustThe bill was passed in the National Highways Lok Sabha.
14 AugustIndian comedian Johnny Lever was born.
18 AugustIndian cricketer Sandeep Patil was born in Mumbai. He scored 1588 runs in 29 Test matches.
31 AugustThe then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad approved the State Reorganization Bill.
02 DecemberCuban leader Fidel Castro launched a movement to liberate his country.
06 DecemberBahujan political leader and constitution builder Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar died.
20 DecemberAfro-American woman Rosa Parks fight against color discrimination in America paid off. Due to which the Supreme Court banned apartheid in buses.
22 DecemberBritain and France left the port and withdrew their forces from Egypt after continuing to occupy Egypt's port of port Said for 50 days.
24 DecemberBollywood actor Anil Kapoor was born.
03 JanuaryThe fire on the upper part of the Eiffel Tower in France caused damage.
27 FebruaryThe first speaker of the Lok Sabha was G. V. Mavalankar died.
27 FebruaryWomen got the right to vote in Egypt.
23 MarchPakistan became the first Islamic Republic country in the world.
01 AprilThe polio vaccine developed by American medical researcher and virologist Jonas Salk was made available to the public.
30 AprilFormer US Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley's death during a speech in Virginia.
26 JanuaryThe Winter Olympics began in the city of Cortina d Ampezzo, Italy.
22 FebruaryElvis Presley entered the United States Music Chart for the first time at the "Heartbreak Hotel".
02 MarchMorocco declared independence of France.
19 AprilAmerican actress Grace Kelly married Rainier III to Prince Monaco.
08 MayAustria and Israel enhanced diplomatic relations.
13 JuneInternational Criminal Police Organization ICPO) was formed.
10 JulyThe British House of Lords abolished capital punishment.
17 AugustGermany banned the Communist Party.
16 SeptemberTelevision broadcasting began in Australia.
10 OctoberThe Summer Olympics began in Melbourne Australia.
15 NovemberMiddle East Technical University was established in Ankara, Turkey.
05 DecemberRose Heilbronn became Britain's first female judge.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1956 in India ⚡

DateIncident/Event
01 SeptemberTripura was made a union territory after the reorganization of Indian states.
01 SeptemberIndia's largest life insurance company "Life Insurance Corporation of India LIC)" was established.
17 SeptemberThe Indian Oil and Natural Gas Commission was formed.
30 OctoberIndia's first five-star hotel 'Ashoka' opened.
28 NovemberChinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai visited India.
14 AugustIndian comedian Johnny Lever was born.
18 AugustIndian cricketer Sandeep Patil was born in Mumbai. He scored 1588 runs in 29 Test matches.
31 AugustThe then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad approved the State Reorganization Bill.

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