On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1956

Historical Events

  • Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet" premieres in Manchester
  • Soap operas "As the World Turns" & "Edge of Night" premiere on TV

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Marie Leon Adolphe de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39), dies at 82
  • Chester Clute, actor (Niagara Falls), dies at 65
  • Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter, dies at 59
1956 Highlights

About April 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: It's Almost Tomorrow - Dream Weavers