Friday 27 April 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dennie Shupryt-Knoop in Chicago and Bryan Harvey.
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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- Saint Liberalis
- Saint Mariana
- Saint Floribert
- Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
- Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
- South Africa: Freedom day.
- Slovenia: Day of Uprising Against Occupation.
- Saint Zita Lombardo
- Dennie Shupryt-Knoop in Chicago: Illinois, USA; beach volleyball player (Olympics-1996).
- Bryan Harvey: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (House of Freaks) (d. 2006).
- Bridget Kendall: English journalist and talk show host.
- Kevin McNally: English actor and screenwriter.
- Douglas P: English-Australian singer producer and actor (Death in June and Crisis).
- Jeff Probyn: English rugby player coach and manager
- Heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing.
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