September 26th, 1956

September 26th, 1956, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 270 of 1956. The decade was the 1950s.

64 years, 6 months and 25 days have passed since September 26th, 1956.



Top song: September 26th, 1956

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on September 26th, 1956 was "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

Take Me Back!

The date is September 26th, 1956 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In music, the song "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Sir Anthony Eden is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear. Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. It's 1956, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "I Love Lucy", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Gunsmoke". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Lassie" and "Father Knows Best".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on September 26th, 1956.

  • The Hungarian freedom fighter.

    "The Hungarian freedom fighter" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1956. This followed the Hungarian Revolution in October and November.

  • 1956 in music.

    The radio stations in 1956 were dominated by artists such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr.

  • Movies from 1956.

    The most popular movies in 1956 were The Ten Commandments, Around the World in 80 Days, Giant, Seven Wonders of the World, The King and I, Trapeze and War and Peace.

  • The rise of Elvis Presley.

    Between April, 1965 and December, 1956, a new Rock and Roll singer called Elvis Presley had four top-selling records.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 64 years, 6 months and 25 days have passed since September 26th, 1956.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 of 1956.
  • Leap Year: 1956 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on September 26th, 1956, will be 64 years of age.
  • People born in 1956 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 26th, 1956:

  • September 7th, 1956: Brazilian soccer player Pelé makes his professional debut for Santos FC at the age of 15.
  • This date: September 26th, 1956
  • October 6th, 1956: Soccer: Bobby Charlton makes his debut for Manchester United.
  • October 10th, 1956: Baseball: The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers by 4-3 to win the 1956 World Series.
  • October 14th, 1956: The first episode of the animated series "Heckle and Jeckle" is broadcast on CBS.
  • October 23rd, 1956: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 begins.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 26th, 1956, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1956 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 26th, 1956 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • Annie Oakley - American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.

1956 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1956.

  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 26th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on September 26th, 1956?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 26th, 1956?

  • Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 26th, 1956 was probably conceived around the 18th of December, 1955. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 26th, 1956 is the 6th of July, 1957. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 26th, 1956.

  • 23,583 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,037,571,200 seconds have passed since the September 26th, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,377,166,400 times.
  • Since September 26th, 1956, earth has travelled approximately 1,051,386,739,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 339,595,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 175,231,123 steps. That's about 77,880 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,450,854 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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