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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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Attack

Attack

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Release year: 1956

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Country: United States of America

These Wilder Years

These Wilder Years

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim

Bus Stop

Bus Stop

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Country: United States of America

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Back from Eternity

Back from Eternity

Release year: 1956

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1956?
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The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick

The Ninth Wave

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The Birth Of Britain by Winston S. Churchill

The Birth Of Britain

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The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan

A Certain Smile

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Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953.

Blessed Are The Debonair by Margaret Case Harriman

Blessed Are The Debonair

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Memoirs, Biography