On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1956

Historical Events

  • African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms

TV Show Appearance

Elvis Presley appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the 1st time

US Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his first US singles title, beating Lew Hoad 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

US Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson 6-3, 6-4 for her only US singles crown


Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
1956 Highlights

About September 9, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo