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

1956 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About September 9, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 21 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