What Happened on April 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Farrukh Zaman, Pakistani cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pak v NZ 1976), born in Peshawar, Pakistan

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