Flag for U.S.A. Clock changes in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. in 1956

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Start DST: Sunday, April 29, 1956
 1 hour forward

End DST: Sunday, October 28, 1956
 1 hour backward

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Apr 29

Forward 1 hour

Apr 29, 1956 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 29, 1956, 2:00:00 AM clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 29, 1956, 3:00:00 AM local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset was about 1 hour later on Apr 29, 1956 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, summer time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 28

Back 1 hour

Oct 28, 1956 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 28, 1956, 2:00:00 AM clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 28, 1956, 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead

Sunrise and sunset was about 1 hour earlier on Oct 28, 1956 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and winter time.

Other years: 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959

Daylight Saving Time in other years

DST changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.

YearDST Start (Clock forward)DST End (Clock backward)
1950Sunday, April 30, 2:00 AMSunday, September 24, 2:00 AM
1951Sunday, April 29, 2:00 AMSunday, September 30, 2:00 AM
1952Sunday, April 27, 2:00 AMSunday, September 28, 2:00 AM
1953Sunday, April 26, 2:00 AMSunday, September 27, 2:00 AM
1954Sunday, April 25, 2:00 AMSunday, September 26, 2:00 AM
1955Sunday, April 24, 2:00 AMSunday, October 30, 2:00 AM
1956Sunday, April 29, 2:00 AMSunday, October 28, 2:00 AM
1957Sunday, April 28, 2:00 AMSunday, October 27, 2:00 AM
1958Sunday, April 27, 2:00 AMSunday, October 26, 2:00 AM
1959Sunday, April 26, 2:00 AMSunday, October 25, 2:00 AM
* All times are local for Chicago

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