What Happened on April 19, 1956

Historical Events

  • 1st MLB baseball game in New Jersey - Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4, at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Langan, British sound engineer, record producer, and musician (The Art of Noise, 1983-86), born in Surrey, England
  • Sue Barker, British tennis player (French Open 1976), born in Paignton, England
Born in 1956

Famous Weddings

Grace Kelly & Rainier III

American film actress Grace Kelly (26) weds Monaco's Prince Rainier III (33) in a religious ceremony at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Robert Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
  • Leon Junschlaeger, Dutch sailor, soldier, and head of military intelligence in Dutch Indonesia, dies after a series of strokes while on trial fighting charges of subversion at 52
  • Lionel Crabb "Buster", British Royal Navy diver (WWII), disappears presumed dead on a job for M16 at 47
1956 Highlights

About April 19, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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