On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1956

Historical Events


Music release#1 in the Charts

Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Famous Birthdays

  • Phillip Longman, American demographer
  • Rick DeMont, American 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), dies at 60
1956 Highlights

About April 21, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus