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

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum


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? 65 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: A Woman In Love - Frankie Laine