On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1956

Historical Events

  • KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Peaceman, American oboist, conductor, composer (Abyss/Scorched Earth), and teacher, born in New York City (d. 2008)
  • Michael Nikolay, German gymnast (Olympics silver 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Peter "Possum" Bourne, New Zealand race car driver, born in New Zealand (d. 2003)
1956 Highlights

About April 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Poor People Of Paris - Winifred Atwell