What Happened on September 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Deaths

  • Babe Didrikson-Zaharias, American Hall of Fame athlete, dies of colon cancer at 45
  • Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), dies at 55 of disseminated shingles, complicated by encephalitis
  • Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash