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1956 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

23rd Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Eduardo Nies-Berger conductor

POLITICS

The Hungarian Revolution begins as a spontaneous revolt against the Stalinist government 
Khrushchev denounces Stalin
The joint countries of Great Britain and the US renege on an agreement to finance the construction of the Aswan Dam.  Egyptian President, Nasser, announces the nationalization of the Suez Canal in retaliation.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Hollywood movie star, Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
The TV Remote Control is invented
Velcro is introduced

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