On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • Marta Kauffman, American television producer

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