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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1956?


Events

  • 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

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1956?
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The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

The Last Hurrah

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O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

Beyond The Black Stump by Nevil Shute

Beyond The Black Stump

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The deepest darkest wilds of the Austrailan outback is the sun-baked setting for Nevil Shute’s novel of a romance that is tested by the differences between two young people’s home lives.

Richard The Third by Paul Murray Kendall

Richard The Third

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"The best biography of Richard III that has been written."―A. L. Rowse, Chicago Tribune Paul Murray Kendall's masterful account of the life of England's King Richard III has remained the standard

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

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One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

The Loving Couple by Virginia Rowans

The Loving Couple

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"THE LOVING COUPLE: HIS STORY BY VIRGINIA ROWANS, AUTHOR OF "HOUSE PARTY". "He stepped out of his pajama bottoms, hung them up with great care, opened the bathroom door, and stalked---silent,