On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns
  • Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain
  • USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves
  • Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament

Famous Birthdays

  • Kaye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars), born in Bunn, North Carolina
  • Pillow [Theresa Jean Bell], American bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)