On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1956

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a season

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Hedges, American journalist and author (War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning), born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Peter Šťastný, Slovak-Canadian ice hockey player, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Quebec), dies at 63
1956 Highlights

About September 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo