What Happened on November 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
Physicist
Walter Houser Brattain
Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph)

Famous Deaths

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