On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1956

Historical Events

  • 20th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Burke Jr. wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of amateur Ken Venturi; final Masters played without a 36-hole cut
  • 6 marine recruits drown during an exercise at Paradise Island, South Carolina

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Boisson, French actress, born in Salon-de-Provence, France
  • Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer (Best in Show), born in Rochester, England
  • Justin Sullivan, British rock singer-songwriter (New Model Army), born in Jordans, Buckinghamshire, England
1956 Highlights

About April 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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