Thursday 19 April 1956
It was Thursday, 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 Creature Walks Among Us, directed by John Sherwood, 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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- Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
- Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
- Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
- Bicycle Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
- Primrose Day (England) ? primroses are placed on the statue of Benjamin Disraeli in Parliament Square, London on the anniversary of his death (1881).
- George of Antioch
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Emma
- Landing of the 33 (Uruguay).
- Patriot's Day (Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, USA).
- Randy Carlyle: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Anne Glover: Scottish biologist and academic.
- Lori West in Denver: Colorado, USA; LPGA golfer (1994 State Farm-5th).
- Lori West: Denver, Colorado -- LPGA golfer (1994 State Farm-5th).
- Sue Barker: British sports presenter, former tennis player.
- 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
- 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14.
- Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
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