What Happened on September 14, 1956

Historical Events


IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton

Famous Birthdays

  • Kostas Karamanlis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece 2004-09), born in Athens, Greece
  • Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek lawyer and politician, born in Rhodes, Greece
  • Ray Wilkins, English soccer midfielder (84 caps; Chelsea, Manchester Utd, AC Milan, Rangers, QPR) and manager (QPR, Fulham, Jordan), born in Hillingdon, England (d. 2018)
Born in 1956

Famous Weddings

Harold Pinter

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)

1956 Highlights

About September 14, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Whatever Will Be Will Be - Doris Day