On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 exercise at Paradise Island, South Carolina

Famous Birthdays

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