On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Frank Tovey, British musician, born in London (d. 2002)
  • Maurice Cheeks, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-45), dies at 84
  • Vital Celen, Flemish writer ('t Pastoorke van Vossendonck), dies at 69