On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1956

Historical Events

  • Delhi becomes a union territory of India
  • Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is formed
  • Indian states of Punjab, Patiala and most of the East Punjab States Union merge as the Punjab State
  • Karnataka (then known as Mysore State) is formed from the merge of Kannada-speaking regions in India
  • Kerala state is formed in India
  • Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nobel for physics awarded to William Shockley, Walter H. Brattain and John Bardeen

Physicist Walter Houser Brattain
Walter Houser Brattain
Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley
Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos Asztalos, Hungarian chess player (International Chess Master 1950), dies at 67
  • Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85
1956 Highlights

About November 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio