1956

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This article is about the year 1956.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1953 1954 195519561957 1958 1959
1956 by topic:
Subject
By country
Leaders
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Works and introductions categories
1956 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1956
MCMLVI
Ab urbe condita 2709
Armenian calendar 1405
ԹՎ ՌՆԵ
Assyrian calendar 6706
Bahá'í calendar 112–113
Bengali calendar 1363
Berber calendar 2906
British Regnal year Eliz. 2 – 5 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2500
Burmese calendar 1318
Byzantine calendar 7464–7465
Chinese calendar 乙未(Wood Goat)
4652 or 4592
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4653 or 4593
Coptic calendar 1672–1673
Discordian calendar 3122
Ethiopian calendar 1948–1949
Hebrew calendar 5716–5717
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2012–2013
 - Shaka Samvat 1878–1879
 - Kali Yuga 5057–5058
Holocene calendar 11956
Igbo calendar 956–957
Iranian calendar 1334–1335
Islamic calendar 1375–1376
Japanese calendar Shōwa 31
(昭和31年)
Juche calendar 45
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4289
Minguo calendar ROC 45
民國45年
Thai solar calendar 2499

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter AG), the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

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Further reading[edit]

  • London Institute of World Affairs, The Year Book of World Affairs 1957 (London 1957) full text online, comprehensive reference book covering 1956 in diplomacy, international affairs and politics for major nations and regions