Historical Events for April 1956

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1st - 10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank & Damn Yankees win
1st - KPIC TV channel 4 in Roseburg, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1st - Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380
2nd - Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet" premieres in Manchester
2nd - Soap operas "As the World Turns" & "Edge of Night" premiere on TV
3rd - "Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances
3rd - Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated
3rd - German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed
3rd - Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
4th - Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden" premieres in London
5th - In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.
6th - Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison
7th - 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
7th - Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
8th - 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
8th - 6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Is SC
8th - M Bandaranaike's People's front wins election in Ceylon
10th - Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs
10th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
11th - French government decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria
11th - Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites
12th - Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon
13th - KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
14th - "Plain & Fancy" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 476 perfs
14th - Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
15th - Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
16th - 1st solar powered radios go on sale
17th - Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns
17th - Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain
17th - USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves
17th - Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament
18th - Egypt & Israel agree to a cease fire
19th - 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
19th - 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 21st - Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1
22nd - Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
24th - AL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
25th - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1
25th - Noel Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble" premieres in London
26th - First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
27th - Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election
27th - Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky MarcianoHeavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano 28th - Last French troop leave Vietnam
28th - Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 HRs
29th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
29th - WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
29th - WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
29th - WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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