Historical Events on September 9, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 70th U.S. Women's National Championship: Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson (6-3, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

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
  • African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

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