1956

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1956
Excerpt from the news about the uprising in the "Universal International News"
The Hungarian popular uprising is bloodily suppressed with Soviet support.
The Andau bridge, rebuilt in 1996
Around 70,000 people flee to Austria over the Andau bridge .
Memorial plaque for the victims of the Tbilisi massacre in 1956
After anti-Soviet rallies in Georgia, the Tbilisi massacre takes place .
Burning oil tanks in Port Said during the Suez Crisis
With the invasion of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula by Israel which begins Suez Crisis .
1956 in other calendars
From urbe condita 2709
Armenian calendar 1404-1405
Ethiopian calendar 1948-1949
Badi calendar 112-113
Bengali calendar 1362-1363
Berber calendar 2906
Buddhist calendar 2500
Burmese calendar 1318
Byzantine calendar 7464-7465
Chinese calendar
 - era 4652-4653 or
4592-4593
 - 60 year cycle

Wood sheep (乙未, 32) -
Fire monkey (丙申, 33)

French
revolutionary calendar
CLXIV - CLXV
164-165
Hebrew calendar 5716-5717
Hindu calendar
 - Vikram Sambat 2012-2013
 - Shaka Samvat 1878-1879
Iranian calendar 1334-1335
Islamic calendar 1375-1376
Japanese calendar
 - Nengō (era): Shōwa 31
 - Kōki 2616
Coptic calendar 1672-1673
Korean calendar
 - Dangun era 4289
 - Juche era 45
Minguo calendar 45
Modern Olympics XVI
Seleucid calendar 2267-2268
Thai solar calendar 2499

In 1956 directs Nikita Khrushchev in the Soviet Union , the Stalinization one. The demonstrations in Tbilisi , the Poznan Uprising and the Hungarian Uprising are all bloodily suppressed as a result of Soviet control of the Eastern Bloc .

The three North African states Morocco , Tunisia and Sudan received their independence.

With the establishment of the Bundeswehr and the NVA , the rearmament of the two German states begins.

Events

Politics and world events

economy

Postage stamp for the "opening of civil aviation in the GDR"

science and technology

Culture

religion

society

Sports

For entries of athletics world records, see the respective discipline under athletics .

May 18th: First ascent of Lhotse

Disasters

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Born

January

Mel Gibson , 1990
Paul Young , 1987
Geena Davis , 2009
Peter Schilling, 2010
John Lydon, 2010

February

March

April

May

June

July

Tom Hanks , 1989

August

September

October

Carrie Fisher, 2013
Katrin Sass , 2012
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 2009

November

December

Klaus Allofs , 2009
Tom Gerhardt , 2008

Day unknown

Died

January

February

Arnošt Bart
(† February 15)

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

Fritz Hofmann

November

December

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

A Nobel Peace Prize was not awarded.

music

literature

Web links

Commons : 1956  - Collection of Pictures, Videos and Audio Files

supporting documents

  1. ^ "An epoch year in the history of freedom" , review in Deutschlandradio Kultur on March 26, 2016.