What Happened on September 8, 1956

Historical Events

  • Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso" goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks

Famous Birthdays

  • "Wild" Mick Brown, American rock drummer (Dokken; Ted Nugent), born in San Mateo, California
  • David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Frank Tovey, British musician (Fad Gadget), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Maurice Cheeks, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Rich, Polish-American jazz pianist and dance band leader ("I'm Tickled Pink with a Blue-Eyed Baby"; The Abbott and Costello Show), dies at 58
  • Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-45), dies at 84
  • Vital Celen, Flemish writer ('t Pastoorke van Vossendonck), dies at 69
1956 Highlights

About September 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 18 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