1956 in sports

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See also: 1955 in sports, other events of 1956, 1957 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.


Auto Racing


Baseball

  • July 14: Boston Red Sox lefty Mel Parnell pitches a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park, winning 4-0. It is only Parnell's third win against two losses and is the sixth straight loss for second-place Chicago. The no-hitter is the first for the Red Sox since 1923. Parnell will go 4-4 before a torn muscle in his pitching arm ends his career as the Red Sox' winningest southpaw.

Basketball

Boxing

  • April 27 - Rocky Marciano retires as the only undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the world with a perfect record (49-0).


Cycling


Figure Skating

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Football (Rugby)

Football (Soccer)

Golf

Men's Golf

  • PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Ted Kroll - $72,836


Women's Golf


Thoroughbred Horse Racing


Harness Racing


Ice Hockey


Skiing

Snooker


Tennis


General sporting events

  • Fred Davis retained the World Professional Snooker Championship

Births

Deaths

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