August 1956

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The following events occurred in August 1956:

August 1, 1956 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 2, 1956 (Thursday)[edit]

  • UK Opposition leader Hugh Gaitskell, says of the nationalisation of the Suez Canal by Egypt: "It is all very familiar. It is exactly the same that we encountered from Mussolini and Hitler in those years before the war."[2]
  • Died: Albert Woolson, 106, US centenarian, last surviving Union veteran of the American Civil War[3]

August 3, 1956 (Friday)[edit]

August 4, 1956 (Saturday)[edit]

August 5, 1956 (Sunday)[edit]

August 6, 1956 (Monday)[edit]

August 7, 1956 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • US baseball player Ted Williams spits at a mocking fan during a match. He would be fined $5,000 for his conduct.[9]
  • Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury, France's Defence Minister, obtains support from Israel for a joint attack on Suez.[10]

August 8, 1956 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Fire breaks out at the Bois du Cazier mine in Marcinelle, Belgium. 262 miners are killed, workers of twelve different nationalities; more than half are Italian.[11]

August 9, 1956 (Thursday)[edit]

August 10, 1956 (Friday)[edit]

August 11, 1956 (Saturday)[edit]

August 12, 1956 (Sunday)[edit]

August 13, 1956 (Monday)[edit]

August 14, 1956 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 15, 1956 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 16, 1956 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Representatives of the major countries that use the Suez Canal meet in London to discuss the future ownership and operation of the canal. Egypt does not attend the talks, which last until 23 August.[25]
  • Died: Bela Lugosi, 73, Hungarian actor best known for playing Dracula

August 17, 1956 (Friday)[edit]

August 18, 1956 (Saturday)[edit]

August 19, 1956 (Sunday)[edit]

  • The British coaster Traquair sinks 36 nautical miles (67 km) off Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK. All eleven crew members are rescued.[30]

August 20, 1956 (Monday)[edit]

August 21, 1956 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 22, 1956 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 23, 1956 (Thursday)[edit]

August 24, 1956 (Friday)[edit]

August 25, 1956 (Saturday)[edit]

August 26, 1956 (Sunday)[edit]

August 27, 1956 (Monday)[edit]

  • The "Clinton Twelve" (Jo Ann Allen, Bobby Cain, Theresser Caswell, Minnie Ann Dickey, Gail Ann Epps, Ronald Hayden, William Latham, Alvah J. McSwain, Maurice Soles, Robert Thacker, Regina Turner and Alfred Williams) attend classes at Clinton High School, Clinton, Tennessee, becoming the first African-American students to desegregate a state-supported public school in the Southeast United States.[41]
  • In Egypt, British diplomat John-McGlashan, businessman James Swinburn, and a Maltese citizen, James Zarb, are detained by the authorities and accused of spying.[42]

August 28, 1956 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 29, 1956 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Born GG Allin, controversial American punk musician, in Lancaster, New Hampshire (died 1993)

August 30, 1956 (Thursday)[edit]

August 31, 1956 (Friday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Canal de Suez et la nationalisation par le Colonel Nasser, Les Actualité Française – AF, 08.01.1956[dead link]
  2. ^ Turner, Barry Suez 1956, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006, pp. 231–232.
  3. ^ http://www.nycivilwar.us/jahard.html
  4. ^ a b revisionist history: men's 100 WR. Track and Field News. November 1, 2013
  5. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "12. The Westerns "Who Was That Masked Man!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
  6. ^ Födisch, Jörg Thomas; Völker, Bernhard; Behrndt, Michael (2008). Der große Preis von Deutschland. Alle Rennen seit 1926. Königswinter: HEEL Verlag. p. 75. ISBN 9783868520439.
  7. ^ Marx, Thomas G. (1976), "Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm: The American Locomotive Industry, 1920–1955", Business History Review (50.1): 5–18.
  8. ^ "The IoS weather lists (part 2)". Independent. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  9. ^ Montville, Leigh (2004). Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero. New York: Doubleday. p. 198. ISBN 0-385-50748-8.
  10. ^ Neff, Donald Warriors at Suez, pp. 295–296.
  11. ^ "1956: Fire traps 262 miners". The History Channel. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  12. ^ "The 1956 Women's March, Pretoria, 9 August". South African History Online. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  13. ^ John-Paul Stonard (2007), ""Pop in the Age of Boom: Richard Hamilton's 'Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?'"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-25., The Burlington Magazine, September 2007
  14. ^ Stein, Erwin. 1956. “Igor Strawinsky: Canticum Sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci Nominis.” Tempo 40 (Summer): 3–5.
  15. ^ "Past droughts and floods". State Library of South Australia. Archived from the original on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2007.
  16. ^ "1956 Murray River Floods". Discover Murray Mallee. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  17. ^ Varnedoe, Kirk and Karmel, Pepe, Jackson Pollock: Essays, Chronology, and Bibliography, Exhibition catalog, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, Chronology, p. 328, 1998, ISBN 0-87070-069-3
  18. ^ David Roth (2008-09-28). "Hurricane Betsy - August 11-13, 1956". Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  19. ^ "The 1956 polio epidemic in Cork". History Ireland. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  20. ^ Ridpath, I. The UFO Conspiracy, The Sunday Times, 19 March 1978
  21. ^ "Brenda Fisher". Solo Swims of Ontario Inc. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  22. ^ "Five Lost From Dutch Coaster". The Times (53610). London. 15 August 1956. col B, p. 5.
  23. ^ Graeme Archer (2015-01-23). "The secrets of Iris Murdoch and John Bayley's unconventional marriage". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  24. ^ "Britannica". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  25. ^ "Compromise-Minded Conferees". Life. 27 August 1956. p. 43. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  26. ^ Democratic Party Platform of 1956 at The American Presidency Project
  27. ^ Eric D. Weitz, Creating German Communism, 1890-1990: From Popular Protests to Socialist State. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997
  28. ^ Logevall, p. 633; Doyle et all, p. 111
  29. ^ Cullen, Pamela V. (2006). A Stranger in Blood: The Case Files on Dr John Bodkin Adams. London: Elliott & Thompson. ISBN 1-904027-19-9.
  30. ^ "Crew Saved From Sinking Ship". The Times (53614). London. 20 August 1956. col A, p. 3.
  31. ^ "Time Magazine Cover". DUKE ELLINGTON SOCIETY OF SWEDEN. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  32. ^ Isenberg, Michael T., Shield of the Republic: The United States Navy in an Era of Cold War and Violent Peace, Volume I: 1945-1962, New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-09911-8, p. 615.
  33. ^ "Official U.S. Navy Web site for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One (VQ-1): History: A New Navy Squadron". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  34. ^ Chronology of Significant Events in Naval Aviation: "Naval Air Transport" 1941 -- 1999
  35. ^ Republican Party platform of 1956 at The American Presidency Project
  36. ^ Haulman, Daniel L., One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903-2002, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 79.
  37. ^ Zachariasz S Jablonski (1996). "The pilgrim movement to Jasna Gora in Czestochowa". Peregrinus Cracoviensis. ISSN 1425-1922.
  38. ^ "Dr. Kinsey is Dead; Sex Researcher, 62". New York Times. August 26, 1956.
  39. ^ Åberg, Andreas. "USAC National Championship 1956". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
  40. ^ www.romaniansoccer.ro
  41. ^ Carroll Van West, "Clinton Desegregation Crisis." The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 2009. Retrieved: 11 February 2013.
  42. ^ "John McGlashan". Telegraph. 10 September 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  43. ^ http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/jcm02