Thursday 26 April 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Koo Stark [Kathleen Dee-Anne] and Imanol Arias.
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 A Show Called Fred.
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- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Koo Stark [Kathleen Dee-Anne]: Photographer / actress (Emily).
- Imanol Arias: Spanish actor and film director.
- Philippe Dorison: French director, writer and cinematographer.
- Giacomo Poretti: Italian singer, one of three brothers who sang as a trio, Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo.
- Taina West: Finnish television personality.
- Koo Stark: American actress and photographer
- Edward Arnold: Actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66.
- First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
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