On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1956

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)
1956 Highlights

About April 17, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries