What Happened on April 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 20th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
  • 6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Island, South Carolina
  • M Bandaranaike's People's front wins election in Ceylon

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Boisson, French actress
  • Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer