Events of the year 1956

Major Events of 1956

* Soviet troops march into Hungary

# Tunisia and Morocco become independent

# Sudan becomes independent

# Suez Campaign

# US condemns England, France and Israel

# Tupelov TU-104 introduced

# First trans-Atlantic telephone cable

# Caravelle jet aircraft introduced


NBA: Philadelphia Warriors vs. Ft. Wayne Pistons Series: 4-1

NCAA Football: Oklahoma Record: 10-0-0

Heisman Trophy: Paul Hornung, notre dame, QB points: 1,066

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-1

US Open Golf: Cary Middlecoff Score: 281 Course: Oak Hill CC Location: Rochester, NY

World Series: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Series: 4-3

Top Songs of 1956

1."Memories Are Made of This" ... Dean Martin

2."Rock and Roll Waltz" ... Kay Starr

3."Lisbon Antigua" ... Nelson Riddle

4."Poor People of Paris" ... Les Baxter

5."Heartbreak Hotel" ... Elvis Presley

6."The Wayward Wind" ... Gogi Grant

7."I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" ... Elvis Presley

8."My Prayer" ... The Platters

9."Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" ... Elvis Presley

10."Love Me Tender" ... Elvis Presley

Top Movies of 1956

1. Guys and Dolls

2. The King and I

3. Trapeze

4. High Society

5. I'll Cry Tomorrow

6. Picnic

7. War and Peace

8. The Eddy Duchin Story

9. Moby Dick

10. The Searchers

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "Around the World in 80 Days"

Best Director: George Stevens ... "Giant"

Best Actor: Yul Brynner ... "The King and I"

Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman ... "Anastasia"

Nobel Prizes


The prize was awarded jointly to: HINSHELWOOD, Sir CYRIL NORMAN, Great Britain, Oxford University, b. 1897, d. 1967; and SEMENOV, NIKOLAY NIKOLAEVICH, USSR, Institute for Chemical Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, b. 1896, d. 1986: "for their researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions"


JIMINEZ, JUAN RAM”N, Spain (domicile in Puerto Rico, U.S.A.), b. 1881, d. 1958: "for his lyrical poetry, which in Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity"


The prize money was allocated to the Main Fund (1/3) and to the Special Fund (2/3) of this prize section.

Physiology or Medicine

The prize was awarded jointly to: COURNAND, ANDRE FREDERIC, U.S.A., Cardio-Pulmonary Laboratory, Columbia University Division, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY, b. 1895 ( in Paris, France), d. 1988; FORSSMANN, WERNER, Germany, Mainz University and Bad Kreuznach, b. 1904, d. 1979; and RICHARDS, DICKINSON W., U.S.A., Columbia University, New York, NY, b. 1895, d. 1973: "for their discoveries concerning heart catherization and pathological changes in the circulatory system"


The prize was awarded jointly, one third each, to: SHOCKLEY, WILLIAM, U.S.A., Semiconductor Laboratory of Beckman Instruments, Inc., Mountain View, CA, b. 1910 (in London, Great Britain), d. 1989; BARDEEN, JOHN, U.S.A., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, b. 1908, d. 1991; and BRATTAIN, WALTER HOUSER, U.S.A., Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, b. 1902, d. 1987: "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich ... "The Diary of Anne Frank"

Fiction: MacKinlay Kantor ... "Andersonville"

History: Richard Hofstadter ... "The Age of Reform"

International Reoprting: William Randolph Hearst, Jr. & Frank Conniff ... "Hearst Newspapers" and Kingsbury Smith ... "International News Service"

National Reporting: Charles L. Bartlett ... "Chattanooga Times"

Public Service: "Watsonville (CA) Register-Pajaronian"

Most Popular Books


1." Don't Go Near the Water"... William Brinkley. Random House

2."The Last Hurrah"... Edwin O'Connor. Little, Brown

3."Peyton Place"... Grace Metalious. Messner

4."Auntie Marne"... Patrick Dennis. Vanguard Press

5."Eloise"... Kay Thompson. Simon & Schuster

6."Andersonville"... MacKinlay Kantor. World Publishing Co.

7."A Certain Smile"... Francoise Sagan. Dutton

8."The Tribe That Lost Its Head"... Nicholas Monsarrat. Sloane

9."The Mandarins"... Simone de Beauvoir. World Publishing Co.

10. "Boon Island"... Kenneth Roberts. Doubleday


1."Arthritis and Common Sense. Revised Edition, by Dan Dale Alexander. Witkower Press

2."Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language.Concise Edition"... edited by David B. Guralnik. World Publishing Co.

3."Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book". Revised and Enlarged Second Edition. McGraw-Hill

4."Etiquette"... Frances Benton. Random House

5."Better Homes and Gardens Barbecue Book"... Meredith

6."The Search for Bridey Murphy"... Morey Bernstein. Doubleday

7."Love or Perish"... Smiley Blanton, M.D. Simon & Schuster

8."Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book". Meredith

9."How To Live 365 Days a Year"... John A. Schindler. PrenticeHall

10. "The Nun's Story"... Kathryn Hulme. Little, Brown

Most Popular Television Shows

1. I Love Lucy (CBS)

2. The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)

3. General Electric Theater (CBS)

4. The $64,000 Question (CBS)

5. December Bride (CBS)

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (CBS)

7. I've Got a Secret (CBS)

8. Gunsmoke (CBS)

9. The Perry Como Show (NBC)

10. The Jack Benny Show (CBS)