September 1956 calendar

September 1956

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1956?


  • 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
  • 16 Sep 1956 TCN-9 Sydney is the first Australian television station to commence regular broadcasts.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1956?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)
  2. - Lay Down Your Arms
  3. - A Woman In Love
  4. - Rockin' Through The Rye
  5. - Hound Dog


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1956?

The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme

The Nun'S Story


The story of the nun

Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish


Love or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012.] Blanton, Smiley

Richard The Third by Paul Murray Kendall

Richard The Third


"The greatest biography of Richard III ."--A. L. Rowse Chicago Tribune Paul Murray Kendall's masterful account on the life of King Richard III of England has been the standard

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea


This beloved classic, graceful, lucid, and lyrical by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, shares her reflections on youth, age, love, marriage, peace, solitude, and contentment. She set them down during a workshop.

Afternoon Of An Autocrat by Norah Lofts

Afternoon Of An Autocrat


Hardcover; Good; No Dust jacket; Doubleday First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Good cloth-covered boards with slight edge rubbing.