July 1956 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Ibrahim Hashiroe succeeds Said el-Moefti as premier of Jordan
  • Jul 2 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • Jul 4 Independence National Historical Park forms in Philadelphia
  • Jul 4 US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland
  • Jul 5 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
  • Jul 6 Indians' Jim Busby hits a grand slam in two consecutive at bats
  • Jul 7 Fritz Moravec reaches the peak of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m).
  • Jul 8 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

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Jul 9 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • Jul 10 650,000 US steel workers go on strike
  • Jul 10 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 10 Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, South Africa, a soldier of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC
  • Jul 15 Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
  • Jul 16 Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
  • Jul 16 King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
  • Jul 16 Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
  • Jul 18 Erno Gero succeeds Matyas R├íkosi as party leader of Hungary
  • Jul 19 US refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • Jul 20 France recognizes Tunisian independence
  • Jul 20 Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • Jul 20 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 21 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
  • Jul 23 Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph
  • Jul 23 The Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs.

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Jul 24 Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Jul 25 Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm
  • Jul 25 Jordan attacks UN Palestine force
  • Jul 26 Egypt seizes the Suez Canal
  • Jul 27 Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester

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Jul 29 Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • Jul 30 US motto "In God We Trust" authorized
  • Jul 31 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Montel Williams, TV talk show host (Montel)
  • Jul 3 Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
  • Jul 10 Tom McClintock, American politician
  • Jul 16 Tony Kushner, American playwright
  • Jul 20 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician
  • Jul 21 Michael Connelly, American author
  • Jul 24 Charles Crist, Governor of Florida
  • Jul 29 Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
  • Jul 30 Anita Hill, professor of law, Clarence Thomas' nemesis
  • Jul 30 Soraida Martinez, American Painter, Creator of Verdadism.
  • Jul 31 Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

Deaths in History

  • Jul 7 Gottfried Benn, writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies
  • Jul 8 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
  • Jul 12 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80
  • Jul 18 Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam & Woman), dies at 57
  • Jul 20 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1868)
  • Jul 28 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83