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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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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America

Amélie

Amélie

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1956?
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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

Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Eloise

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Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

The Horse Soldiers by Harold Sinclair

The Horse Soldiers

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This novel is a fictionalized account of one of the most daring cavalry raids of all time. Set during the American Civil War, it brings to life the Grierson Raid -

Harry Of Monmouth by A.M. Maughan

Harry Of Monmouth

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