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Headlines From 1956 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1956 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1956 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1956 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1956 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1956 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1956 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1956 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1956 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1956 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1956 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
26th January 1956The 1956 Winter Olympics open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
22nd February 1956Elvis Presley enters the U.S. music charts for the first time, with “Heartbreak Hotel“.
23rd February 1956Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.
19th April 1956British diver Lionel Crabb dives into the Portsmouth harbour to investigate a visiting Soviet cruiser and vanishes.
24th May 1956The first Eurovision Song Contest is broadcast from Lugano in Switzerland. The winning song is “Refrain”, sung by Lys Assia.
3rd June 1956British Rail renames 'Third Class' passenger facilities as 'Second Class'. Second Class facilities had previously been abolished in 1875.
10th June 1956Equestrian events open in Stockholm at the 1956 Summer Olympics. All other events are held in November in Melbourne, Australia.
28th June 1956MP Sydney Silverman's bill for the abolition of the death penalty passes in the House of Commons.
29th June 1956Actress Marilyn Monroe marries playwright Arthur Miller.
10th July 1956The House of Lords defeats the abolition of the death penalty.
31st July 1956Jim Laker sets an extraordinary record at Old Trafford in the fourth Test match of the 1956 Ashes series. Laker becomes the first cricketer to take all ten wickets in a single innings and he takes a record total of nineteen wickets in the match. Laker’s final figures are an incredible nineteen for ninety. No other player has taken more than seventeen wickets in a match.
13th September 1956The Hard Disk Drive is invented by an IBM team led by Reynold B. Johnson.
15th October 1956The Royal Air Force retires its last Lancaster bomber.
31st October 1956The United Kingdom and France begin to bomb Egypt in an attempt to force the re-opening of the Suez Canal.
22nd November 1956The 1956 Summer Olympics begin in Melbourne, Australia.
5th December 1956Rose Heilbron becomes Britain's first female judge.
23rd December 1956British and French troops leave the Suez Canal region.
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A Newspaper From 1956

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).