1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1953 1954 195519561957 1958 1959

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Ercole Baldini, olympic gold medal winner from Italy

Births change

Dwight Hicks in 2008

Deaths change

Elpidio Quirino

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Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson in Giant

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