On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1956

Historical Events

  • Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov 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

  • Elizabeth Lindsey, American explorer, filmmaker (Then There Were None), and actress (China Beach; The Byrds of Paradise), born in Oahu, Territory of Hawaii
  • Kaye Young, American 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? 65 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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