1956

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Millennium:2nd millennium
Centuries:19th century20th century21st century
Decades:1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years:1953 1954 195519561957 1958 1959
 
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This article is about the year 1956.
Millennium:2nd millennium
Centuries:19th century20th century21st century
Decades:1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years:1953 1954 195519561957 1958 1959
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1956 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1956
MCMLVI
Ab urbe condita2709
Armenian calendar1405
ԹՎ ՌՆԵ
Assyrian calendar6706
Bahá'í calendar112–113
Bengali calendar1363
Berber calendar2906
British Regnal yearEliz. 2 – 5 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2500
Burmese calendar1318
Byzantine calendar7464–7465
Chinese calendar乙未(Wood Goat)
4652 or 4592
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4653 or 4593
Coptic calendar1672–1673
Discordian calendar3122
Ethiopian calendar1948–1949
Hebrew calendar5716–5717
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2012–2013
 - Shaka Samvat1878–1879
 - Kali Yuga5057–5058
Holocene calendar11956
Igbo calendar956–957
Iranian calendar1334–1335
Islamic calendar1375–1376
Japanese calendarShōwa 31
(昭和31年)
Juche calendar45
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4289
Minguo calendarROC 45
民國45年
Thai solar calendar2499

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.

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