1956 ( MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, 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. Calendar year.
April 14 – Videotape is first demonstrated at the 1956 NARTB (now NAB) convention in Chicago by Ampex. It is the demonstration of the first practical and commercially successful videotape format known as 2" Quadruplex. April 19 – American actress Grace Kelly marries Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. April 21 – Former U.S.
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, 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.
February 5 – First showing of documentary films by the Free Cinema movement, at the National Film Theatre, London.February 16 – Carousel is the first film released that was shot in CinemaScope 55.February 23 – Arthur B. Krim and Robert Benjamin acquire Mary Pickford's interest in United Artistsfor $3 million giving them full ownership of UA.February – Warner Bros. sells much of its pre-1950 library to Associated Artists Productions(a.a.p.); after a series of mergers the films return to WB 40 years later.
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1. January 1956 1.1. 11 January 1.1.1. The Lieutenant Wore Skirts 1.2. 12 January 1.2.1. Diane 1.3. 29 January 1.3.1. Warning from Space (Japan) 2. February 1956 2.1. 5 February 2.1.1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers 2.2. 16 February 2.2.1. Carousel 2.3. 25 February 2.3.1. The Lone Ranger 3. March 1956 3.1. 9 March 3.1.1. Come Next Spring 3.1.2. Meet Me in Las Vegas 3.2. 10 March 3.2.1. Never Say Goodbye 3.3. 23 March 3.3.1. Serenade 3.4. 24 March 3.4.1. Raw Edge 3.5. 25 March 3.5.1. Indestruc...
1. April 1956 1.1. 4 April 1.1.1. The Maverick Queen 1.2. 6 April 1.2.1. Jubal 1.3. 10 April 1.3.1. Seven Wonders of the World 1.4. 11 April 1.4.1. Backlash 1.5. 24 April 1.5.1. Our Miss Brooks 1.6. 26 April 1.6.1. The Creature Walks Among Us 1.7. 27 April 1.7.1. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! 2. May 1956 2.1. 8 May 2.1.1. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 2.2. 9 May 2.2.1. The Harder They Fall 2.3. 15 May 2.3.1. Invitation to the Dance 2.4. 26 May 2.4.1. The Searchers 2.5. 30 May 2.5.1. Trap...
1. July 1956 1.1. 6 July 1.1.1. The Fastest Gun Alive 1.2. 12 July 1.2.1. Foreign Intrigue 1.3. 15 July 1.3.1. It Conquered the World 1.4. 17 July 1.4.1. High Society 1.5. 18 July 1.5.1. Davy Crockett and the River Pirates 1.6. 23 July 1.6.1. Dakota Incident 1.7. 29 July 1.7.1. Hold Back the Night 1.8. 30 July 1.8.1. Run for the Sun 2. August 1956 3. The Beast of Hollow Mountain 3.1. 1 August 3.1.1. Autumn Leaves 3.2. 17 August 3.2.1. A Cry in the Night 3.2.2. These Wilder Years 3.3. 21 Augus...Blazing the Overland Trail, starring Lee Roberts and Dennis MooreLooney Tunes (1930–1969)Terrytoons (1930–1964)Merrie Melodies (1931–1969)Popeye (1933–1957)January 3 – Mel Gibson, American Irish actor and directorJanuary 7 – David Caruso, American actorJanuary 9January 21January 9 – Marion Leonard, 74, American early silent actress, The Prussian Spy, The Gibson GoddessJanuary 12 – Norman Kerry, 61, American actor, The Phantom of the Opera, The UnknownJanuary 19 – Charles Dingle, 68, American actor, Call Me Madam, State of the UnionJanuary 23 – Alexander Korda, 62, Hungarian film director, the founder of London Films, That Hamilton Woman, The Private Life of Henry VIII
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Republican candidates Early in 1956, there was speculation that President Eisenhower would not run for a second term because of concerns about his health. In 1955, Eisenhower had suffered a serious heart attack. However, he soon recovered and decided to run for a second term. (In June 1956 he also underwent surgery for ileitis) Given Eisenhower's enormous popularity, he was renominated with no opposition at the 1956 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, California. The only questio...
Stevenson campaigned hard against Eisenhower, with television ads for the first time being the dominant medium for both sides. Eisenhower's 1952 election victory had been due in large part to winning the female vote; hence, during this campaign there was a plethora of "housewife"-focused ads. Some commentators at the time also argued that television's new prominence was a major factor in Eisenhower's decision to run for a second term at the age of 66, considering his weak health after the hea...
Eisenhower led all opinion polls by large margins throughout the campaign. On Election Day Eisenhower took over 57% of the popular vote and won 41 of the 48 states. Stevenson won only six Southern states and the border state of Missouri, becoming the first losing candidate since William Jennings Bryan in 1900 to carry Missouri. Eisenhower carried Louisiana, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to carry the state, or any state in the Deep South for that matter, since Rutherfo...
Margin of victory less than 1% (24 electoral votes): 1. Missouri, 0.22% (3,984 votes) 2. Tennessee, 0.62% (5,781 votes) Margin of victory less than 5% (14 electoral votes): 1. North Carolina, 1.33% (15,468 votes) Margin of victory over 5%, but under 10% (46 electoral votes) 1. Arkansas, 6.64% (26,990 votes) 2. Minnesota, 7.60% (101,777 votes) 3. West Virginia, 8.16% (67,763 votes) 4. Washington, 8.47% (97,428 votes) 5. Kentucky, 9.09% (95,739 votes) Tipping point state: 1. Florida, 14.54% (16...Leip, Dave. "1956 Presidential Election - Home States". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Archived from the original on September 18, 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2005.Converse, Philip E., Warren E. Miller, Donald E. Stokes, Angus Campbell. The American Voter(1964) the classic political science study of voters in 1952 and 1956Divine, Robert A. (1974). Foreign Policy and U.S. Presidential Elections, 1952–1960. ISBN 0-531-06496-4.Gallup, George H., ed. (1972). The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion, 1935–1971. 3 vols. Random House. ISBN 0-394-47270-5.vol 2Martin, John Bartlow. Adlai Stevenson and the World: The Life of Adlai E. Stevenson(1977).United States presidential election of 1956 at the Encyclopædia Britannica
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