Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1956 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1956
MCMLVI
Ab urbe condita2709
Armenian calendar1405
ԹՎ ՌՆԵ
Assyrian calendar6706
Bahá'í calendar112–113
Balinese saka calendar1877–1878
Bengali calendar1363
Berber calendar2906
British Regnal yearEliz. 2 – 5 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2500
Burmese calendar1318
Byzantine calendar7464–7465
Chinese calendar乙未(Wood Goat)
4652 or 4592
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4653 or 4593
Coptic calendar1672–1673
Discordian calendar3122
Ethiopian calendar1948–1949
Hebrew calendar5716–5717
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2012–2013
 - Shaka Samvat1877–1878
 - Kali Yuga5056–5057
Holocene calendar11956
Igbo calendar956–957
Iranian calendar1334–1335
Islamic calendar1375–1376
Japanese calendarShōwa 31
(昭和31年)
Javanese calendar1887–1888
Juche calendar45
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4289
Minguo calendarROC 45
民國45年
Nanakshahi calendar488
Thai solar calendar2499
Tibetan calendar阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
2082 or 1701 or 929
    — to —
阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
2083 or 1702 or 930

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.

Events

January

Main article: January 1956

February

Main article: February 1956

March

Main article: March 1956

April

Main article: April 1956

A reel of 2-inch quadruplex videotape compared with a modern-day miniDV videocassette.
A reel of 2-inch quadruplex videotape compared with a modern-day miniDV videocassette.

May

Main article: May 1956

June

Main article: June 1956

July

Main article: July 1956

August

Main article: August 1956

September

Main article: September 1956

October

Main article: October 1956

November

December

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December · Date unknown

January

Mel Gibson
David Caruso
Bill Maher
Robby Benson
Geena Davis
Mimi Rogers
John Lydon

February

Nathan Lane
Enele Sopoaga
Jay Nixon

March

Tim Daly
Bryan Cranston
John Kapelos
Rob Paulsen
Ingemar Stenmark
Catherine Ashton
José Manuel Barroso

April

Miguel Bosé
Andy García
Melody Thomas Scott
Eric Roberts
Lars von Trier

May

Jan Peter Balkenende
Sugar Ray Leonard
Bob Saget
Giuseppe Tornatore
La Toya Jackson

June

Kenny G
Björn Borg
Joe Montana
Tim Russ
Randy Jackson
Anthony Bourdain
Bob West
Catherine Samba-Panza
Chris Isaak

July

Mullah Krekar
Min Aung Hlaing
Alan Ruck
Horacio Cartes
Tom Hanks
Sela Ward
Michael Spinks
Dorothy Hamill

August

Robert Khuzami
Maureen McCormick
Bruce Greenwood
Kim Cattrall
Andreas Floer
Kevin Dunn

September

Michael Feinstein
David Copperfield
Almazbek Atambayev
Gary Cole
Linda Hamilton

October

Theresa May
Charlie Adler
Christoph Waltz
Mae Jemison
Craig Bartlett
Carrie Fisher
Rita Wilson
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

November

Richard Curtis
Sinbad
Bo Derek
William Fichtner

December

Randy Rhoads
Iveta Radičová
Larry Bird

Date unknown

Deaths

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December · Date unknown

January

Joseph Wirth
Konstantin Päts

February

Elpidio Quirino

March

Irene Joliot-Curie
Wilhelm Miklas

April

Alben W. Barkley

May

June

Michio Miyagi

July

August

Bertolt Brecht
Bela Lugosi
Alfred Kinsey

September

Billy Bishop
Anastasio Somoza García

October

Risto Ryti

November

Pietro Badoglio
Juan Negrín

December

Juho Kusti Paasikivi

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

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