Sunday 8 April 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits.
Sawdust and Tinsel, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Christine Boisson: French actress.
- Roman Dragoun: Czech singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Progres 2).
- Jim Piddock: English actor producer and screenwriter.
- Justin Sullivan: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (New Model Army).
- 6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Island, South Carolina
- Six marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Island, South Carolina, USA.
- 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289.
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