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Suez War
   occurred during   
1956
1956
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Jim Laker
Cricketer
1956
   Summer Olympic Games were held in   
Melbourne
1956
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Roger Walkowiak
France
The Great Locomotive Chase
   was released in   
1956
Westward Ho, the Wagons!
   was released in   
1956
1956
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Juan Manuel Fangio
1956
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Lew Hoad
1956
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Shirley Fry
1956
   Winter Olympics host was   
Cortina D'Ampezzo
1956
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Silent World (Le Monde Du Silence)
Directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau & Louis Malle
1956
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Ken Rosewall
d. Lew Hoad 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-3
1956
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Shirley Fry
1956
   winner of the Australian Open Men's Singles was   
Lew Hoad
1956
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
Damn Yankees
1956
   World Series Champions were the   
New York Yankees
7 games v. Brooklyn Dodgers. MVP: Don Larsen
1956
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Hungarian Freedom Fighter
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Communist government of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies. [wikipedia]
1956
   the winner was   
Paul Hornung
QB from Notre Dame
Andrea Doria
   sank in   
1956
July 25 Italian liner collided with Swedish liner Stockholm off Nantucket Island, Mass., and sank the next day. 51 people died.
1956
   champions were   
San Francisco
1956
   the winner was   
Juan Ramón Jiménez
Spain, 1881-1958
1956
   the winner was   
Around The World In 80 Days
Directed by Michael Anderson for United Artists
1956
   the winner was   
Needles
David Erb
1956
   the winner was   
Peter Thomson
At Royal Liverpool, Hoylake
1956
   winner of The Masters was   
Jack Burke, Jr
1956
   the winners were   
London Welsh I
1956
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Real Madrid
Spain
1956
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Surtees
MV- 500cc John Surtees was the only man to win car and motorcycle world championships
1956
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Kavanagh
Moto Guzzi- 350 cc
1956
   the winner was   
Althea Gibson
Defeated Angela Mortimer 6-0, 12-10
Morocco
   gained independence in   
1956
2 March. France
1956
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Evening Peal
Jockey - George Podmore, Trainer - E. D. Lawson, Owner - Mr & Mrs R. White, Time - 3.19.50
1956
   was the year   
Prince Ranier Married Grace Kelly
Prince of Monaco and American screen actress
1956
   was the year   
The Hungarian Revoltion Occured
The uprising was crushed by the Soviets
1956
   Eurovision Song Contest winner was   
Switzerland
"Refrain" performed by Lys Assia. Music Géo Voumard, Lyrics Emile Gardaz
1956
   winner was   
Needles
David Erb up, Trainer: Hugh L. Fontaine, Owner: D & H Stable -- 2:29.80
1956
   was the debut year for   
Belgium
49 entries. 1 win.
1956
   was the debut year for   
France
1956
   was the debut year for   
Germany
1956
   was the debut year for   
Luxembourg
1956
   was the debut year for   
Netherlands
1956
   was the debut year for   
Switzerland
Don Larsen
   pitched a perfect game on   
October 8th 1956
New York Yankees 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0 Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium New York, New York -- 27 years old
1956
   was the first publication of   
If I Ran the Circus
Edmonton Eskimos
   won the Grey Cup in   
1956
Edmonton Eskimos defeated Montreal Alouettes 50-27 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 24, 1956. Edmonton rushed for 456 yds and when combined with Montreal's 191 rushing yards the teams set a Grey Cup record of 647 yards rushing. This was the first Grey Cup where each touchdown was worth 6 points.
Heitor Villa-Lobos
   composed   
Emperor Jones, Ballet, 1956
1956
   the winner was the   
Montreal Canadiens
1956
   was won by   
Bob Pettit
1956
   player of the year was   
Bert Trautmann
Manchester City
1956
   was the year   
The Hungarian Revoltion Occured
The uprising was crushed by the Soviets






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