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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 Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Country: United States of America

Attack

Attack

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Country: United States of America

Tea and Sympathy

Tea and Sympathy

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in September 1956?
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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 Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick

The Ninth Wave

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vintage book, cover worn,

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,

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.

Afternoon Of An Autocrat by Norah Lofts

Afternoon Of An Autocrat

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