On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1956

Historical Events

  • Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano, retires from the ring

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
1956 Highlights

About April 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus