On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1956

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 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 (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBilly Bishop

Billy Bishop, Canadian First World War flying ace, dies at 62

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

1956 Highlights

About September 11, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo