Sunday 29 April 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ron Verlin and Sofia Sakorafa.
In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton 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 Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- Ron Verlin: rocker (Shooting Star).
- Sofia Sakorafa: Greek javelin thrower and politician.
- Karen Barad: American physicist and philosopher.
- Ketil Stokkan: Norwegian singer-songwriter (Zoo).
- WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS / NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
- WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.
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