Historical Events in 1956 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 574 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
  • Nov 5 Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to seizure of Suez Canal
  • Nov 5 Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized
  • Nov 5 Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
  • Nov 5 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Datis nuperrime

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Nov 5 The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • Nov 6 Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 US President Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 8 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
  • Nov 9 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA champion
  • Nov 10 Gene de Paul/John Meyer's musical "Li'l Abner" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 12 Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
  • Nov 13 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • Nov 14 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
  • Nov 15 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances
  • Nov 15 Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Nov 17 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Nov 18 Morocco gains independence
  • Nov 21 Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award
  • Nov 22 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Nov 24 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
  • Nov 24 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
  • Nov 26 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
  • Nov 26 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
  • Nov 27 F Goodrich and A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands
  • Nov 27 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • Nov 28 Photography begins on "... & God Created Women"
  • Nov 29 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances
  • Nov 30 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 30 Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Dec 1 "Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • Dec 1 Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0)
  • Dec 1 Frank Robinson (NL) & Luis Aparicio (AL) voted Rookie of the Year
  • Dec 1 Indonesian VP Mohammed Hatta resigns
  • Dec 1 21st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-7 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Dec 3 Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt
  • Dec 3 KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Dec 4 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)
  • Dec 5 Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 6 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Dec 7 Helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel
  • Dec 8 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia
  • Dec 8 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite program, TV-0
  • Dec 8 Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues" single goes #1 for 10 weeks
  • Dec 10 Establishment of MPLA in Angola
  • Dec 11 Anti-Russian demonstrations in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
  • Dec 12 Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 13 "Anastasia" comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.

  • Dec 14 Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO
  • Dec 15 Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes
  • Dec 15 KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 15 WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 16 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
  • Dec 18 "To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Dec 18 Israeli flag hoisted on Mount Sinai
  • Dec 18 Japan admitted to UN
  • Dec 18 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer
  • Dec 20 Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra
  • Dec 20 Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 Martin Luther King Jr. and others sit in the new integrated bus

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Dec 22 "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • Dec 22 Last British & French troops leave Egypt
  • Dec 22 Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus Ohio
  • Dec 24 "I Love Lucy" Christmas show airs, never put in syndication
  • Dec 24 Ferdinand de Lesseps statue blown up in Port Said Egypt
  • Dec 27 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)
  • Dec 27 Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games
  • Dec 28 Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
  • Dec 30 NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game