What Happened on April 21, 1956

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

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

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? 66 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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