April 1956 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank & Damn Yankees win
  • Apr 1 Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380
  • Apr 2 Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet" premieres in Manchester
  • Apr 3 Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated
  • Apr 3 German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed
  • Apr 3 Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
  • Apr 4 Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden" premieres in London
  • Apr 5 In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.
  • Apr 6 Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison
  • Apr 7 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • Apr 8 6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Is SC
  • Apr 8 M Bandaranaike's People's front wins election in Ceylon
  • Apr 11 French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria
  • Apr 12 Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon
  • Apr 16 1st solar powered radios go on sale
  • Apr 17 Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns
  • Apr 17 Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain
  • Apr 17 USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves
  • Apr 17 Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament
  • Apr 18 Egypt & Israel agree to a cease fire
  • Apr 24 AL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
  • Apr 26 First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
  • Apr 27 Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election
  • Apr 28 Last French troop leave Vietnam
  • Apr 28 Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 HRs

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Boris Miljkovic, Serbian director
  • Apr 4 Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
  • Apr 4 Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)
  • Apr 7 Annika Billström, Swedish politician
  • Apr 7 Christopher Darden, American O.J. Simpson prosecutor
  • Apr 15 Gregory J Harbaugh, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 16 David M Brown, Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Apr 16 Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier
  • Apr 17 Faye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
  • Apr 17 Kaye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
  • Apr 17 Pillow, [Therese Joan Bell], California, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)
  • Apr 20 Beatrice Ask, Swedish politician
  • Apr 21 Phillip Longman, American demographer
  • Apr 28 Paul S Lockhart, Amarillo Tx, Major USAF/astronaut

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 23 Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82
  • Apr 2 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter, dies at 59
  • Apr 3 T Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed
  • Apr 15 Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
  • Apr 19 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Leon N H Jungschlaeger, head milt intelligence Neth-Indies, dies at 52
  • Apr 21 Charles MacArthur, American writer (b. 1895)
  • Apr 24 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72
  • Apr 30 Alben W Barkley, (VP-D-1949-53), dies at 78