July 1956 calendar

July 1956

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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 July 1956: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1956?


  • 01 Jul 1956 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 02 Jul 1956 A lab experiment at Sylvania Electric Products results in an explosion.
  • 04 Jul 1956 US most intense rainfall (1.23 inches in one minute) at Unionville, Maryland.
  • 05 Jul 1956 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
  • 06 Jul 1956 70th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (62 46 75 64)
  • 07 Jul 1956 63rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton (63 61)
  • 08 Jul 1956 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
  • 10 Jul 1956 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington DC
  • 13 Jul 1956 WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Jul 1956 Boston Red Sox' pitcher Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0.
  • 15 Jul 1956 Beverly Hanson / Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
  • 16 Jul 1956 Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
  • 19 Jul 1956 US refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • 20 Jul 1956 Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • 23 Jul 1956 Joe Cronin and Hank Greenberg inducted into Hall of Fame
  • 24 Jul 1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jesey City
  • 25 Jul 1956 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill Country Club - Boston
  • 26 Jul 1956 Egypt seizes Suez Canal.
  • 29 Jul 1956 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Jul 1956 US motto In God We Trust authorized
  • 31 Jul 1956 August – The exhibition ''This Is Tomorrow'' opens at Whitechapel Art Gallery in London.

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Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Country: United States of America

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Directed by: Zoya Akhtar

Starring: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa


Which were the most popular books released in July 1956?
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The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

The Mandarins


"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Quiet American


Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of

The Coast Of Maine by Louise Dickinson Rich

The Coast Of Maine


hc with dj, introduction, 15 chapters in two parts, 1956, 308 pages, past history of Maine and present attractions

Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight



Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

Afternoon Of An Autocrat by Norah Lofts

Afternoon Of An Autocrat


Hard Cover; Good; No Dust Jacket; Doubleday First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover, Good cloth covered boards with light edge rubbing.