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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1956. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

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January

Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel is released as a single. It will Elvis Presley's first chart topper & the best-selling single of 1956 more ...

February

Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev attacks the veneration of Joseph Stalin as a 'cult of personality' at the 20th Soviet Party Conference more ...

March

Photograph of the original My Fair Lady production
My Fair Lady, starring Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews, begins a record breaking run on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre more ...

April

Lionel Crabbe
Lionel 'Buster' Crabb, a British frogman & MI6 diver, vanishes on a reconnaissance mission to a Soviet Union cruiser more ...

May

Logo for the Eurovision Song Contest 1956
The first Eurovision Song Contest is broadcast from Lugano, Switzerland. The winning song is 'Refrain' sung by Lys Assia more ...

June

Flag of the United States Army
The Flag of the United States Army is officially adopted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, with Executive Order 10670 more ...

July

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin
After exactly 10 years together, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis perform their last show at New York City's Copacabana Club more ...

August

Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands Logo
The Communist Party of Germany (KPD) is declared illegal. Despite surveillance, many of its members go underground more ...

September

Bell X-2
Bell X-2, nicknamed 'Starbuster', becomes the first manned aircraft to reach Mach 3. Tragically the pilot 'Mel' Apt is killed more ...

October

Section from the Ten Commandments film poster
The Ten Commandments, produced & directed by Cecil B. DeMille, one of the most financially successful films ever is released more ...

November

Floyd Patterson
Aged 21, Floyd Patterson becomes the youngest ever undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, a record that still stands more ...

December

Fidel Castro
82 fighters of the Cuban Revolution land in Cuba in the boat 'Granma'. They include Fidel Castro, Raul Castro & Che Guevara more ...

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1956
Khrushchev denounces Stalin - Elvis releases Heartbreak Hotel - Fidel Castro lands in Cuba - The Ten Commandments premieres more ...
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