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Encyclopedia > 1956 in literature

See also: 1955 in literature, other events of 1956, 1957 in literature, list of years in literature.



  • Writing under the pseudonym of Emile Ajar, author Romain Gary becomes the only person to ever win the Prix Goncourt twice.

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1956. Who is 1956? What is 1956? Where is 1956? Definition of 1956. Meaning of 1956. (919 words)
October 31 - Suez Crisis : The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
November 4 - 1956 Hungarian Revolution : Soviet troops invade Hungary to crush a revolt that started on October 23.
November 6 - U.S. presidential election, 1956 : Republican incumbent Dwight D. Eisenhower is reelected by defeating Democrat challenger Adlai E. Stevenson in a rematch of their contest four years earlier.
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Kuwata Keisuke (桑田佳祐, born February 26, 1956) is the musician of a Chigasaki, Kanagawa graduate of Japan, and a singer-songwriter.
Lars von Trier (born April 30, 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish film director closely associated with the Dogme95 collective calling for a return to plausible stories in filmmaking and a move away from artifice and towards technical minimalism.
Phillip Donald Bissett (born September 11, 1956) is an American politician and a Republican candidate for Anne Arundel County Executive in the 2006 elections.
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