1956 in sports

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1956 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Years: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

Alpine skiing[edit]

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

England[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

South Australian National Football League

  • West Australian Football League
    • May 12: East Perth kick only 1.4 (10) against Perth at the WACA in heavy rain, with their lone goal coming in total darkness with three minutes remaining. It is not only the lowest score in the WAFL between 1946 and 2002, but the lowest score by any eventual premier club in a major Australian Rules competition since present-day scoring was introduced in the late 1890s.
    • October 13: East Perth 10.17 (77) defeat South Fremantle 9.10 (64) for their first senior WAFL premiership since 1936.

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canadian football[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Volleyball[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]