What Happened on September 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
  • IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st computer with a hard drive, weighs over a ton
  • Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice

Famous Birthdays

  • [Joan] Joni Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania