What Happened in 1956 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 574

  • Sep 2 7th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by three points
  • Sep 3 Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee
  • Sep 4 IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that uses magnetic disk storage
  • Sep 5 20 die in a train crash in Springer NM
  • Sep 7 Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+
  • Sep 8 Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso" goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • Sep 9 African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Sep 9 Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 76th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ken Rosewall beats Lew Hoad (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Sep 9 70th U.S. Women's National Championship: Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson (6-3, 6-4)
  • Sep 10 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Sep 10 Louisville Ky public schools integrates
  • Sep 10 WSYE (now WETM) TV channel 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 11 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR
  • Sep 11 Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 11 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Sep 12 Black students enter & are barred from Clay Ky elementary school
  • Sep 13 Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
  • Sep 13 Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice
  • Sep 13 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st computer with a hard drive, weighs over a ton
  • Sep 14 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • Sep 17 Black students enter Clay Ky elementary school
  • Sep 17 Yanks clinch pennant #22 on Mantle's 50th homer of year
  • Sep 17 Television is first broadcast in Australia.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 18 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 19 1st international conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne)
  • Sep 21 Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway
  • Sep 25 First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation from Newfoundland to Oban
  • Sep 25 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
  • Sep 28 "Johnny Carson Show" TV Variety last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records
  • Sep 29 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
  • Sep 29 "Oh! Susanna" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
  • Sep 30 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • Sep 30 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
  • Oct 1 Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
  • Oct 1 Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
  • Oct 2 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
  • Oct 3 Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
  • Oct 4 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • Oct 5 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Actor Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
  • Oct 6 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • Oct 6 Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
  • Oct 7 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open
  • Oct 8 Don Larsen (NY Yankees) pitches only perfect World Series game vs Brooklyn
  • Oct 9 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
  • Oct 10 Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match v Aus, Karachi
  • Oct 10 On Skowron's grand slammer NY Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
  • Oct 11 1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
  • Oct 11 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • Oct 11 AL Pres Will Harridge bars Wash Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners
  • Oct 12 Marga Klompe becomes first Dutch women elected minister
  • Oct 13 WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins
  • Oct 14 Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 14 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
  • Oct 15 Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
  • Oct 15 William J. Brennan, Jr. is appointed to US Supreme Court
  • Oct 15 Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • Oct 16 "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres
  • Oct 17 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
  • Oct 17 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 17 "Around the World in 80 Days", based on the book by Jules Verne, directed by Michael Anderson and starring David Nivon and Cantinflas premieres in New York

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne
  • Oct 20 58°F (15°C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)
  • Oct 20 Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17' craft
  • Oct 21 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • Oct 22 France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
  • Oct 22 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • Oct 22 A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Oct 23 First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast
  • Oct 23 Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
  • Oct 24 AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
  • Oct 24 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary
  • Oct 24 Margaret Towner becomes first woman to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA)
  • Oct 25 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
  • Oct 26 UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
  • Oct 26 Vietnam promulgates its constitution
  • Oct 28 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
  • Oct 29 Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up
  • Oct 29 International zone of Tangier returns to Morocco
  • Oct 29 Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran
  • Oct 30 Israel captures Egyptian military post at El-Thamad
  • Oct 30 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
  • Oct 31 Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole
  • Oct 31 Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
  • Oct 31 Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service
  • Nov 1 Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
  • Nov 1 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
  • Nov 1 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
  • Nov 1 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
  • Nov 1 Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen
  • Nov 1 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
  • Nov 1 Formation of Kerala state in India.
  • Nov 2 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
  • Nov 2 Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
  • Nov 3 "Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)
  • Nov 4 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 4 Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 708

  • Jul 27 Carol Leifer, American actress
  • Jul 29 Brenda Hocott, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 29 Patti Scialfa, singer (As Long as I Can Be)/Mrs Bruce Springsteen
  • Jul 29 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • Jul 29 Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
  • Jul 30 Anita Hill, professor of law, Clarence Thomas' nemesis
  • Jul 30 Delta Burke, actress (Suzanne-Designing Women), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jul 30 Phil Fearon, rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You)
  • Jul 30 Soraida Martinez, American Painter, Creator of Verdadism.

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 31 Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama

  • Jul 31 Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts
  • Jul 31 Bill Callahan, American football coach
  • Aug 1 Tom Leykis, American radio personality
  • Aug 2 Bill Murchison Jr, Lake Charles LA, Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd)
  • Aug 2 Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)
  • Aug 2 Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author
  • Aug 3 Kirk Brandon, rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland)
  • Aug 3 Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thai politician
  • Aug 3 Todd Christensen, Bellefonte, PA, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Maureen McCormick, American actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch), born in Encino, California

  • Aug 6 Stepfanie Kramer, actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 7 Kent V Rominger, Del Norte Colo, US Navy /astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85)
  • Aug 8 Chris Foreman, guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House)
  • Aug 8 David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
  • Aug 8 Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)
  • Aug 10 Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
  • Aug 10 Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
  • Aug 11 Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician
  • Aug 12 Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
  • Aug 12 Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
  • Aug 12 Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
  • Aug 14 Sharon Bryant, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Aug 14 Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
  • Aug 15 Gordon Bruks, England, Dr/cosmonaut
  • Aug 15 Vinny Denunzio, rocker
  • Aug 15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
  • Aug 16 Colleen Walker, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 16 Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
  • Aug 16 Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 17 Gail Berman, American film executive
  • Aug 17 Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist
  • Aug 18 Sandeep Patil, cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981)
  • Aug 18 John Debney, American composer
  • Aug 18 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician
  • Aug 19 Adam Arkin, Bkln, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure)
  • Aug 19 Cindy Nelson, US, skier (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • Aug 20 Alvin Greenidge, cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff)
  • Aug 20 Joan Allen, Ill, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country)
  • Aug 20 Rick Olsen, rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)
  • Aug 21 Carol Charbonnier, LPGA golfer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 21 Kim Cattrall, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall
  • Aug 22 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban
  • Aug 22 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 22 Peter Taylor, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92)
  • Aug 23 David A Wolf, MD/astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 23 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)
  • Aug 23 Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician
  • Aug 23 Skipp Sudduth, American actor
  • Aug 24 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
  • Aug 24 John Culberson, American politician
  • Aug 25 Matt Aitken, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • Aug 25 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (d. 1986)
  • Aug 26 Mark Mangino, American football coach
  • Aug 27 Glen Matlock, rock bassist (Sex Pistols)
  • Aug 28 Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic-bronze-1980, 84)
  • Aug 28 Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
  • Aug 29 Edddie Murray, NFL kicker (Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Aug 29 Kelly Murray, Canadian Tour golfer (985 Alberta Open), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Aug 29 GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
  • Aug 30 Jayne Irving, English TV hostess (Live at 3)
  • Aug 31 Masashi Tashiro, Japanese television performer
  • Sep 2 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • Sep 2 Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • Sep 3 Hans-Georg Beyer, German DR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Sep 3 Patrick McGeown, politician
  • Sep 4 Candy Loving Oswego KS, playmate (Jan, 1979)
  • Sep 4 Shane Gould, freestyle swimmer (Olympics-3 Gold-1972)
  • Sep 4 Blackie Lawless, American musician, lead singer in W.A.S.P.
  • Sep 5 Sandra Guiboard, US AFB German FR, actress (Donna-One Life to Live)
  • Sep 5 Steve Denton, tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph)
  • Sep 5 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings)
  • Sep 6 Pam Allen, Billings MT, LPGA golfer (1988 Planters Pat Bradley-12th)
  • Sep 6 Bill Ritter, American politician
  • Sep 7 Michael J Feinstein, pianist (Isn't It Romantic)
  • Sep 7 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 7 Diane Warren, American song writer
  • Sep 8 Maurice Cheeks, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers)
  • Sep 8 Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 8 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 9 Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russia, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • Sep 10 Johnny Fingers, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • Sep 10 Johnny Hickman, American musician
  • Sep 11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director
  • Sep 12 Brian Robertson, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 12 Charles Henry Beck, Fayetteville NC, PGA golfer (1990 Buick Open 1992)
  • Sep 12 Barry Andrews, British musician
  • Sep 12 Sam Brownback, American politician
  • Sep 12 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver
  • Sep 13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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