What Happened on September 11, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR
  • Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Billy Bishop, Canadian pilot in World War I (b. 1894)

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop