- NFL Championship – New York Giants won 47-7 over the Chicago Bears
- Orange Bowl (1955 season):
- 1956 college football season:
- The Oklahoma Sooners win the college football national championship (don't participate in a bowl game the following January due to "no-repeat rule")
- 1956 NAIA football season
- Montana State and St. Joseph tie for the first ever National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship game.
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