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1956


Jan
3
Birthday of Mel GibsonBirthday of Mel Gibson (1956)Top 10 Celebrity Falls from Grace
The Turbulent Career of Mel Gibson
Top 10 Hot-Headed Actors
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1980s

4
Birthday of Bernard Sumner of New OrderBirthday of Bernard Sumner of New Order (1956)Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 1980s

7
Birthday of David CarusoBirthday of David Caruso (1956)Top 10 Comeback Performances

13
Birthday of Janet Hubert-WhittenBirthday of Janet Hubert-Whitten (1956)Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

17
Birthday of Paul YoungSinger and musician Paul Young is bornTop 10 Misheard Lyrics

20
Birthday of Bill MaherBirthday of Bill Maher (1956)Top 10 Angry U.S. Liberals

27
Heartbreak Hotel is releasedHeartbreak Hotel is released (1956)Top 10 Elvis Presley Songs

28
Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance (1956)The Life and Career of Elvis Presley

30
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombedAmerican civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1956)Martin Luther King Jr: Life and Death

31
Birthday of Johnny RottenBirthday of Johnny Rotten, vocalist for the Sex Pistols (1956)History of the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious
Top 10 Punk Bands

Feb
3
Birthday of Nathan LaneBirthday of Nathan Lane (1956)Top 10 Greatest Cross-Dressing Movie Roles

8
Death of Connie MackDeath of Connie Mack (1862)Top 10 Coaches: Old vs. New

11
Birthday of Bad Brains' H.R.Bad Brains' singer H.R. is bornTop 10 Punk Bands

29
Birthday of Aileen WuornosBirthday of Aileen Wuornos (1956)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)

Mar
7
Birthday of Bryan CranstonBirthday of Bryan Cranston (1956)Top 10 Decade Defining Actors: 2010s
Top 10 Best Breaking Bad Scenes
Top 10 Celebrity Commercials from Before They Were Stars
Top 10 Epic TV Cameos

12
Birthday of Steve HarrisBirthday of Steve Harris, founder and bassist of Iron Maiden (1956)The History of Iron Maiden
Top 10 Iron Maiden Songs
Top 10 Rock Bassists
Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands

13
Birthday of Jamie DimonBirthday of Jamie Dimon (1956)Top 10 Influential Business Executives

13
Theatrical release of The Searchers.Theatrical release of The Searchers. Set during the Texas%u2013Indian Wars, this film stars John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece.Top 10 Western Movies

28
Release: The ConquerorThe film The Conqueror is released (1956)Top 10 Worst Movie Casting Choices

Apr
19
Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco (1956)Get the Grace Kelly Look

Jun
5
Elvis Presley scandalizes audienceElvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog," on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements (1956)The Life and Career of Elvis Presley

9
Birthday of Tom HanksBirthday of Tom Hanks (1956)Top 10 Actor Body Transformations

11
Birthday of Joe Montana Birthday of Joe Montana (1956)San Francisco 49ers - Greatest Sports Franchises

25
Birthday of Anthony BourdainBirthday of Anthony Bourdain, American chef, author and television personality (1956)Interview with Anthony Bourdain
Top 10 Celebrity Chefs
Top 10 Most Interesting Men in the World

28
Release: The King and IThe film The King and I is released (1956)Top 10 Movie Kings

Jul
9
Birthday of Tom HanksBirthday of Tom Hanks (1956)Top 10 Ultimate Decade Defining Actors
Top 10 Tom Hanks Performances
The Life and Career of Tom Hanks: From Forrest Gump to Larry Crowne
Top 10 Romantic Male Actors
Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film

13
Release: Elvis Presley's Hound Dog is releasedElvis Presley's 'Hound Dog' is releasedTop 10 Cover Songs

15
Birthday of Ian CurtisBirthday of Ian Curtis (1956)Top 10 Musicians Who Died Too Soon

15
Birthday of Joe SatrianiBirthday of Joe Satriani (1956).Top 10 Instrumental Songs: Hard Rock and Heavy Metal

15
Birthday of Marky Ramone Birthday of Marky Ramone (1956)The History of the Ramones

20
Birthday of Paul Cook.Birthday of Paul Cook, drummer for the Sex Pistols (1956).History of the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious

Aug
11
Death of Jackson Pollock Death: Jackson Pollock (1956)Top Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Primer

20
Birthday of Joan AllenBirthday of Joan Allen (1956)Top 10 Underrated Actresses

21
Kim Cattrall is born.She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO comedy/romance series Sex and the City and for her leading roles in the 1980s films Police Academy, Big Trouble in Little China, Mannequin, and Porky's. Top 10 Celebrity Cougars

27
Birthday of Glen Matlock.Birthday of Glen Matlock, bassist for the Sex Pistols (1956).History of the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious

29
Birthday of GG AllinBirthday of GG Allin (1956)Top 10 Controversial Figures in Rock History

Sep
9
Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time (1956)The Ed Sullivan Show: Top 10 Musical Performances

12
Release: The Bad SeedThe film The Bad Seed is released (1956)Top 10 Evil Children from Movies

13
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305 IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305 (1956)The History of IBM: the Personal Computer to Watson

16
Birthday of David CopperfieldMagician and illusionist David Copperfield is bornDavid Copperfield: Biography of the Magician and Illusionist

22
The TV series The Honeymooners airs its last episodeThe TV series The Honeymooners airs its last episode (1956)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

Oct
5
Release: The Ten CommandmentsRelease of the film The Ten Commandments (1956)Top 10 Sword and Sandal Movies

17
Release: Around the World in 80 DaysThe film Around the World in 80 Days is released (1956)Top 10 Worst Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies

21
Birthday of Carrie FisherBirth of Carrie Fisher. She is an American actress, screenwriter and performance artist best known for playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy (1956)Top 10 Movie Bikinis

28
Birthday of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is bornIran History: 20th Century and Beyond

Nov
8
Release: The Ten CommandmentsRelease of the film The Ten Commandments (1956)Top 10 Biblical Movies

10
Birthday of SinbadBirthday of Sinbad (1956)Top 10 Epic TV Cameos

Dec
6
Birthday of Randy RhoadsBirthday of Randy Rhoads (1956).Top 10 Guitarists of All Time (REDUX)
Top 10 Guitar Solos
Top 10 Band Guitarists

7
Birthday of Larry BirdWatchMojo.com continues our series on the Greatest Sports Franchises of All Time with a look at the Boston Celtics.Greatest Sports Franchises: Boston Celtics

10
Birthday of Rod BlagojevichBirthday of Rod Blagojevich (1956)Top 10 U.S. Political Scandals

23
Birthday of Dave MurrayBirthday of Dave Murray, guitarist of Iron MaidenThe History of Iron Maiden