1956

Rulers:

• Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (1953-1961)

• Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom (1952-)

Events:

• Agatha Christie (1890-1976): Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Births:

• Bochner, Hart (1956)

Calhern, Louis (1895-1956)

• Cattrall, Kim (1956)

Davis, Geena (1956)

Delany, Dana (1956)

• Fisher, Carrie (1956-2016)

• Fullerton, Fiona (1956)

• García, Andy (1956)

• Hanks, Tom (1956)

Michell, Roger (1956-2021)

Morante, Laura (1956)

Softley, Iain (1956)

• Turner, Debbie (1956)

Deaths:

Baroja, Pío (1872-1956)

Korda, Alexander (1893-1956)

• Laurencin, Marie (1883-1956)

Newton, Robert (1905-1956)

• Young, Victor (1900-1956)

Literature:

• Camus, Albert (1913-1960): La Chute (1956)

Music:

• Bernstein, Elmer (1922-2004): The Ten Commandments Soundtrack (1956)

• Porter, Cole (1891-1964): High Society (1956)

• Rota, Nino (1911-1979): War and Peace (1956)

• Rózsa, Miklós (1907-1995): Lust for Life (1956)

• Young, Victor (1900-1956): Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Art:

Chagall, Marc (1887-1985): Moïse et les tables de la loi (1956)

• Dalí, Salvador (1904-1989): Nature Morte Vivante (1956)

De Chirico, Giorgio (1888-1978): Composizione metafisica (1950-60)

De Chirico, Giorgio (1888-1978): Ettore e Andromaca (1955-56)

Magritte, René (1898-1967): Le Seize Septembre (1956)

Moore, Henry (1898-1986): Working Model for Draped Seated Woman (1956)

Film:

Alexander the Great (1956)

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Crime et châtiment (1956)

• Elena et les hommes (1956)

Et Dieu… créa la femme (1956)

High Society (1956)

Lust for Life (1956)

Mio figlio Nerone (1956)

• The Swan (1956)

• The Ten Commandments (1956)

War and Peace (1956)

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