On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1956

Historical Events

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

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Sport awardUS 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

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad

Sport awardUS 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

Tennis Player Althea Gibson
Tennis Player
Althea Gibson

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? 64 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo