April 1956 calendar

April 1956

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1956?


  • 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.''
  • 05 Apr 1956 Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro declares himself at war with Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1956?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - The Great Pretender
  2. - Juke Box Baby

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Poor People Of Paris
  2. - No Other Love
  3. - Rock And Roll Waltz
  4. - It's Almost Tomorrow
  5. - Only You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1956?

Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish


Love or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012.] Blanton, Smiley

The Secret Of The Hittites by C.W. Ceram

The Secret Of The Hittites


Good hardcover book. Good binding. Highly readable.

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking


With more than five million copies printed, The Power of Positive Thinking is an international bestseller. It has helped millions of people around the globe to find fulfillment through Dr.

Memoirs by Harry S. Truman



This invaluable account by President Truman gives extraordinary insight into the events and decisions which have shaped our world.

Harry Of Monmouth by A.M. Maughan

Harry Of Monmouth