Newspapers are a great form of gathering information and has served our world a great deal throughout the years. Having the ability to look back on the revolutionary events that have shaped our world is gift. Our archive contains the most notable events from the year 1956, including the release of Elvis Presley's song "Heartbreak Hotel" Marilyn Monroe officially changing her name from Norma Jean Mortenson, the first invention of a hard disk drive, the only perfect game ever thrown in the history of the World Series, the arrival of Fidel Castro and his gang in Cuba for the first time, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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For Year 1956
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February 11, 1956
The British spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean reemerge in the Soviet Union after their whereabouts were unknown for 5 years.
February 14-26, 1956
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union holds their 20th Congress.
February 22, 1956
Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" makes its first appearance on the United States music charts.
February 23, 1956
Marilyn Monroe's name is legally changed from Norma Jean Mortenson.
March 1, 1956
The completion of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization draft is made by the International Air Transport Association.
March 11, 1956
The first movie to premiere in theatres and television the same day is Richard III based on Shakespeare's play by Laurence Olivier.
March 12, 1956
The end of separation of races in public schools as ruled by the Supreme Court in 1954 is protested against by the Southern Manifesto and signed by 96 Congressman.
March 13, 1956
The Gold Album Elvis Presley is released for the first time.
May 24, 1956
Lugano, Switzerland hosts and broadcasts the first Eurovision Song Contest.
June 13, 1956
The formation of the International Criminal Police Organization occurs.
June 14, 1956
The dedication of the Flag of the United States Army occurs.