What Happened on November 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
  • Formation of Kerala state in India.
  • Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
  • Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
  • 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