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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1956?


Events

  • 01 Sep 1956 KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Sep 1956 Washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service
  • 03 Sep 1956 Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee
  • 04 Sep 1956 The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer to use magnetic disk storage.
  • 05 Sep 1956 20 die in a train crash in Springer, New Mexico, USA.
  • 07 Sep 1956 Bell X-2 sets unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000+ feet.
  • 09 Sep 1956 70th US Womens Tennis: Shirley J Fry beats Althea Gibson (63 64)
  • 10 Sep 1956 Louisville Ky public schools integrates
  • 11 Sep 1956 Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
  • 12 Sep 1956 Black students enter and are barred from Clay Ky elementary school
  • 13 Sep 1956 In the USA, IBM introduces the IBM 350 Disk File, the first hard drive, as part of the IBM RAMAC 305 computer. The drive features fifty double-sided 24-inch diameter platters, served by one arm and one read/write head. Capacity is about 5MB, and transfer rate is 8800 characters per second.
  • 14 Sep 1956 First prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC.
  • 16 Sep 1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • 17 Sep 1956 Black students enter Clay Ky elementary school
  • 18 Sep 1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
  • 21 Sep 1956 Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza García is assassinated.
  • 24 Sep 1956 1st trans atlantic telephone cable in use (Newfoundland-Scotland)
  • 25 Sep 1956 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)
  • 27 Sep 1956 USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.
  • 28 Sep 1956 Johnny Carson Show, TV Variety
  • 29 Sep 1956 I Love Mickey by Mickey Mantle and Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
  • 30 Sep 1956 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Departed

The Departed

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Country: United States of America

The Intouchables

The Intouchables

Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Country: United States of America

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

Das Boot

Das Boot

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in September 1956?
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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.

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.

The Straight And Narrow Path by Honor Tracy

The Straight And Narrow Path

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Clean, bright used copy with tight binding. NEVER a library book./lh

The Crucial Decade by Eric F. Goldman

The Crucial Decade

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USED. PB in acceptable condition. Wear to covers/edges/spine. Yellowing and some minor staining to pages. GREAT WORKING COPY!

Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense

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Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find