November 1956 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Delhi becomes a union territory of India
  • Nov 1 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is formed
  • Nov 1 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala and most of the East Punjab States Union merge as the Punjab State
  • Nov 1 Karnataka (then known as Mysore State) is formed from the merge of Kannada-speaking regions in India
  • Nov 1 Kerala state is formed in India
  • Nov 1 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact

Catholic Encyclical

Nov 1 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum

  • Nov 2 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
  • Nov 3 Suez Crisis: After several days of fighting, Israeli forces capture the Gaza Strip
  • Nov 4 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 5 Britain and France land airborne forces at Port Said in Egypt, escalating the Suez Crisis
  • Nov 5 Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized
  • Nov 5 Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
  • Nov 5 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Datis nuperrime

Election of Interest

Nov 6 Dwight D. Eisenhower is re-elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Adlai Stevenson

  • Nov 6 Suez Crisis: British Royal Marines storm Port Said in Egypt amid growing domestic and international opposition to the Anglo-French-Israeli military operation

United Nations

Nov 7 Suez Crisis ends with a ceasefire as the United Nations Emergency Force is established at instigation of Canadian diplomat Lester B. Pearson and UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld

Event of Interest

Nov 8 NYT critic Brooks Atkinson writes of Eugene O'Neill's latest play 'With the production of 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' at the Helen Hayes last evening, the American theater acquires size and stature." [1]

  • Nov 8 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
  • Nov 12 Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
  • Nov 13 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • Nov 14 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
  • Nov 17 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Nov 18 Morocco gains independence

Event of Interest

Nov 18 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev says the phrase "we will bury you!" to Western ambassadors at a reception at the Polish embassy in Moscow

  • Nov 27 Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's "The Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands
  • Nov 28 Photography begins on "... & God Created Women"
  • Nov 30 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 10 Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian entrepreneur and political activist, born in Cairo, Egpyt
  • Nov 13 Charlie Baker, American politician, Governor of Massachusetts (2015-), born in Elmira, New York
  • Nov 14 Kenneth D Bowersox, Portsmouth Va, USN/astro (STS 50, 61, 73, 82)
  • Nov 15 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (d. 2003)
  • Nov 19 Eileen Collins, American USAF and astronaut (STS 63, 84), born in Elmira, New York
  • Nov 25 Ena Heese, South African costume designer (Willem of Orange)
  • Nov 25 Hélène Goudin, Swedish politician
  • Nov 26 Nico Slothouwer, Dutch poet (The Man and His Bag), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1987)

Deaths in History

Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio (1871-1956)

Nov 1 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85

  • Nov 2 Leo Baeck, German rabbi (President of World Union for Progressive Judaism), dies at 83
  • Nov 9 Aino Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales), dies at 78

Harry Ford SinclairHarry Ford Sinclair (1876-1956)

Nov 10 American industrialist who founded Sinclair Oil and implicated in the Teapot Dome scandal, dies at 80

  • Nov 22 Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney, dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61