Monday 16 April 1956
It was Monday, 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.
The Swan, directed by Charles Vidor, 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 Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- David Brown: America astronaut: David M. Brown – Mission Specialist; Captain USN; Space Shuttle Columbia.
- David McDowell Brown: American astronaut (d. 2003).
- Marty Dickerson in Middletown: Ohio, USA; golfer (1994 ShopRite Classic-22nd).
- David M Brown in Arlington: Virginia, USA; Commander US Navy/astronaut.
- T Lavitz: American keyboard player composer and producer (Dixie Dregs Jazz Is Dead and Widespread Panic) (d. 2010).
- Lise-Marie Morerod: Swiss skier
- Carlos Boton: Brazilian astrologer
- Catherine Colonna: French diplomat and political figure, the current Ambassador of France to Italy since 14 August 2014.
- 1st solar powered radios go on sale
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