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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1956.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1956: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1956?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1956 10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank and Damn Yankees win.
  • 02 Apr 1956 Soap operas As the World Turns andEdge of Night premieres on TV
  • 03 Apr 1956 Silk Stockings closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances
  • 05 Apr 1956 Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
  • 06 Apr 1956 Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison.
  • 07 Apr 1956 10th NBA Championship: Philadelphia Warriors beat Fort Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1.
  • 08 Apr 1956 Six marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Island, South Carolina, USA.
  • 09 Apr 1956 Habib Bourguiba is elected prime minister of Tunisia.
  • 10 Apr 1956 Philips broadcasts first Dutch color TV programs.
  • 11 Apr 1956 French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria.
  • 12 Apr 1956 Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon.
  • 13 Apr 1956 KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Apr 1956 Plain & Fancy closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 476 performances
  • 15 Apr 1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.
  • 17 Apr 1956 Kominform disbands
  • 18 Apr 1956 Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
  • 19 Apr 1956 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
  • 21 Apr 1956 Former U.S. First Daughter Margaret Truman marries Clifton Daniel.
  • 22 Apr 1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open.
  • 23 Apr 1956 US Supreme court ends race segregation on buses.
  • 26 Apr 1956 First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
  • 27 Apr 1956 Heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing.
  • 28 Apr 1956 Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 HRs
  • 29 Apr 1956 WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS / NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Apr 1956 Former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia. He collapses after proclaiming ''I would rather be a servant in the house of the lord than sit in the seats of the mighty.''

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Country: United States of America

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

The Last Hunt

The Last Hunt

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget

Stranger at My Door

Stranger at My Door

Release year: 1956

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: Macdonald Carey, Patricia Medina, Skip Homeier, Stephen Wootton

Books

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Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea

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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara

Ten North Frederick

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The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed …

Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman

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Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

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One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh

Island In The Sun

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First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures