What Happened on September 7, 1956

Historical Events

  • Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+

Famous Birthdays

  • Byron Stevenson, British footballer (Leeds United), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2007)
  • Diane Warren, American songwriter ("Music of My Heart"; "If I Could Turn Back Time"), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Michael Feinstein, American jazz pianist, singer and Gershwin-ophile ("Isn't It Romantic"), born in Columbus, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • C. B. Fry, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, 2 x 100s; Sussex, Hampshire), dies at 84
1956 Highlights

About September 7, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 29 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