What Happened on September 21, 1956

Historical Events

Baseball Record

New York Yankees set dubious MLB record, stranding 20 on base; Mickey Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but rival Boston Red Sox win 13-9 at Fenway Park

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • Marta Kauffman, American television producer (Friends; Grace and Frankie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Anastasio Somoza GarcĂ­a [Tacho], General, dictator and President of Nicaragua (1937-56), assassinated by Roliberto Lopez at 60
  • Robert Mills Delaney, American composer, dies at 53
1956 Highlights

About September 21, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Lay Down Your Arms - Anne Shelton