Historical Events in November 1956

  • Nov 1 Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
  • Nov 1 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
  • Nov 1 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
  • Nov 1 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
  • Nov 1 Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen
  • Nov 1 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
  • Nov 1 Formation of Kerala state in India.
  • Nov 2 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
  • Nov 2 Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
  • Nov 3 "Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)
  • Nov 4 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 4 Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt
  • Nov 5 Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to seizure of Suez Canal
  • Nov 5 Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized
  • Nov 5 Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
  • Nov 5 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Datis nuperrime

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Nov 5 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
  • Nov 6 Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 US President Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 8 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
  • Nov 9 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA champion
  • Nov 10 Gene de Paul/John Meyer's musical "Li'l Abner" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 12 Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
  • Nov 13 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • Nov 14 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
  • Nov 15 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 15 Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Nov 17 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Nov 18 Morocco gains independence
  • Nov 21 Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award
  • Nov 22 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Nov 24 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
  • Nov 24 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
  • Nov 26 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
  • Nov 26 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
  • Nov 27 F Goodrich and A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands
  • Nov 27 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • Nov 28 Photography begins on "... & God Created Women"
  • Nov 29 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances
  • Nov 30 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 30 Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore