1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (dominical letter AG) of the Gregorian calendar, 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 seventh year of the 1950s decade.

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A reel of 2-inch quadruplex videotape compared with a modern-day miniDV videocassette.

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