What Happened on November 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to seizure of Suez Canal
  • Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized
  • Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Datis nuperrime

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Score, rock guitarist (Flock Of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England
  • Rob Fisher, Bath England, rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes)

Famous Deaths

  • Art Tatum, African American pianist, dies at 46 in Los Angeles
  • Art Tatum, American musician (b. 1909)