1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter AG), 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.
Real World Events
- Composer Jonathan Elias is born.
- Director Vincent Ward is born.
- Author Mark Verheiden is born.
- Actor Paul Reiser is born.
- Actor Casey Sander is born.
- Actor Michael Biehn is born.
- Composer John Debney is born.
- Actor Christopher John Fields is born.
- Artist Ron Randall is born.
- Actor Mark Rolston is born.