Tuesday 17 April 1956
It was Tuesday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 April 1956 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Faye Young: WBL forward (NY Stars, New Jersey Stars).
- Pillow [Therese Joan Bell]: California, United States -- Bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983).
- Colin Tyre: Lord Tyre Scottish lawyer and judge.
- Kaye Young Cowher Women's Professional Basketball League forward (New York Stars: New Jersey Gems).
- Kominform disbands
- Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament.
- Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns.
- Premium Savings Bonds are introduced in Great Britain.
- Elizabeth II inaugurates Chew Valley Lake.
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