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This is a list of various things that took place in 1956.

Significant events

June

  • 21 – A wrestling program from Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Arena, promoted by Vince McMahon Sr., begins airing on WABD-TV in New York City as a summer replacement for the station's studio wrestling show; the show soon becomes a permanent part of WABD's schedule

September

  • 8 – Boxer Archie Moore beats wrestler Roy Shire by KO in the third round of a boxer vs. wrestler bout in Ogden, Utah

November

  • 26 – Vince McMahon Sr. promotes his first wrestling card at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which draws only 10,400 fans to see an Antonino Rocca vs. Dick the Bruiser main event

Births

January

February

March

May

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

July

Debuts

Events

Title changes

March

April

  • 7 – Wilbur Snyder wins the Chicago version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship from Verne Gagne in Chicago, Illinois

November

  • 9 – Lou Thesz regains the NWA World title from Whipper Billy Watson in St. Louis, Missouri

See also

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