October 1956 calendar

October 1956

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1956?


  • 01 Oct 1956 Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
  • 02 Oct 1956 First atomic power clock exhibited-New York City.
  • 03 Oct 1956 Sal Maglie and Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
  • 05 Oct 1956 Yogi Berra becomes the fourth New York Yankees' player to hit a World Series Grand Slam (World Series #53).
  • 06 Oct 1956 Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
  • 07 Oct 1956 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open
  • 08 Oct 1956 New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history.
  • 09 Oct 1956 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
  • 10 Oct 1956 Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match vs. Aus, Karachi
  • 11 Oct 1956 1st Pakistan vs. Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
  • 13 Oct 1956 WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS / NBC / ABC) begins
  • 14 Oct 1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
  • 15 Oct 1956 Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
  • 16 Oct 1956 William J Brennan Jr becomes a US Supreme Court Justice.
  • 17 Oct 1956 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
  • 19 Oct 1956 The Soviet Union and Japan sign a Joint Declaration, officially ending the state of war between the two countries that had existed since August 1945.
  • 21 Oct 1956 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • 22 Oct 1956 France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
  • 23 Oct 1956 First video recording on magnetic tape televised in USA, coast-to-coast.
  • 24 Oct 1956 AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
  • 25 Oct 1956 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
  • 26 Oct 1956 Vietnam promulgates its constitution.
  • 28 Oct 1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
  • 29 Oct 1956 Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, NBC News, team up
  • 30 Oct 1956 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
  • 31 Oct 1956 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole - Rear Admiral GJ Dufek
  • 08 Oct 1956 The New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1956?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - The Green Door
  2. - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - A Woman In Love
  2. - Lay Down Your Arms
  3. - Hound Dog
  4. - Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)
  5. - Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1956?

The Loving Couple by Virginia Rowans

The Loving Couple


"THE LOVING COPLE: HIS STORY BY VIRGINIA ROWANS, AUTHOR OF THE "HOUSE PARTY" He stepped out of pajamas and hung them with great care. Then he opened the bathroom door and began to stalk---silent.

Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley

Don'T Go Near The Water


This novel is both a charming entertainment farce and a gentle love story. It takes place on a remote Pacific island in the final days of World War II.

The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick

The Ninth Wave


Vintage book cover, worn.

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.

A Single Pebble by John Hersey

A Single Pebble


An American engineer sends his young son to China to check the Yangtze River. He travels through the river's canyons looking for dam sites.