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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1956.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1956: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1956?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1956 KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Aug 1956 Willie Williams of the US sets 100 metre dash record at 10.1 seconds.
  • 04 Aug 1956 Elvis Presley releases Hound Dog
  • 05 Aug 1956 KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS / ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Aug 1956 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena series.
  • 07 Aug 1956 Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
  • 08 Aug 1956 WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins
  • 09 Aug 1956 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
  • 10 Aug 1956 23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000)
  • 11 Aug 1956 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620
  • 12 Aug 1956 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink
  • 13 Aug 1956 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Aug 1956 Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic US presidential candidate.
  • 17 Aug 1956 Bundesverfassungsgericht bans KPD in West Germany
  • 18 Aug 1956 Cin Reds (8) and Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
  • 19 Aug 1956 Fay Crocker wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
  • 20 Aug 1956 Republicans convene at Cow Palace
  • 21 Aug 1956 WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Aug 1956 Elvis Presley begins filming The Reno Brothers (Love Me Tender)
  • 24 Aug 1956 First non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrives in Washington DC.
  • 25 Aug 1956 To make room for Enos Slaughter, New York Yanks release Phil Rizzuto
  • 26 Aug 1956 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS / NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Aug 1956 Curt Robert of Columbus (International League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game
  • 29 Aug 1956 French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
  • 30 Aug 1956 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas

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Music charts

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Movies

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1956?
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Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense

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Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find

A Single Pebble by John Hersey

A Single Pebble

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A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites.

Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley

Don'T Go Near The Water

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At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge

The Rosemary Tree

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"It was not for her to criticize the ways of Almighty God; if He liked to go to all that trouble over the snowflakes, millions and millions of them, their intricate

Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries

Comfort Me With Apples

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A laugh-out-loud novel about teenage pretensions and adult delusions from an author whom the New York Times has called “a Balzac of the station wagon set” Chick Swallow and his best