Saturday 21 April 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rick DeMont and Richard De Mont.
In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishir Honda, 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.
On TV people were watching The Tony Hancock Show.
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Which were the important events of 21 April 1956 ?
- Rome - city birthday.
- Saint Wolbodo
- Saint Konrad von Parzham
- Saint Anastasius I
- Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Texas-San Jacinto Day
- Grounation Day in Rastafari movement.
- Sunni Islam - Mawlid, Prophet Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Roman Empire - the Parilia was held in honor of Pales.
- Bah�'f Faith - First day of the festival of Ridv�n.
- Tiradentes - Brazil.
- Rick DeMont: United States -- 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics).
- Richard De Mont: American swimmer and Olympics champion.
- Richard Demont: San Francisco sports Champions.
- Peter Kosminsky: English director producer and screenwriter.
- Phillip Longman: German-American demographer and journalist.
- Nina Temple: English activist
- Charles MacArthur: American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1956).
- Former U.S. First Daughter Margaret Truman marries Clifton Daniel.
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