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.
  • 09 Jul 1956 The 7.7 M  Amorgos earthquake shakes the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (). The shaking and the destructive tsunami that followed left fifty-three people dead. A damaging M7.2 aftershock occurred minutes after the mainshock.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1956?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - Moonglow And Theme From Picnic
  2. - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
  3. - Walk Hand In Hand

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  2. - I'll Be Home
  3. - All Star Hit Parade (EP)
  4. - Heartbreak Hotel
  5. - I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1956?

The Cross Of Iron by Willi Heinrich

The Cross Of Iron


very good reading copy--ships quick--pit51

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

The Last Hurrah


Inspired by James M. Curley's career, O'Connor's 1956 account on big-city politics portrays O'Connor's Irish-American political boss, a demagogue, and rogue, but he deeply understands his constituents.

The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

The Mandarins


"Salty and frank. Realistic." San Francisco Chronicle Simone de Beauvoir, author of The Mandarins, takes a frank look at Parisian intellectual society towards the end World.

Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman


The fictionalized biography of Ci-xi, the last Empress of China, Imperial Woman, is based on her life as a concubine to the Xianfeng Emperor. He died in his role as the de facto head.

The Birth Of Britain by Winston S. Churchill

The Birth Of Britain


The Birth of Britain is the opening volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill, the four-volume book that has been immensely popular and easy to read.