Saturday 1 December 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Written on the Wind, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1956 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Claire Chazal: French TV presenter (anchor), romance writer, and director of news at TF1.
- Julee Cruise: American singer-songwriter and actress.
- Stuart Kimball: rock guitarist (Face To Face).
- Candide opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances
- Indonesian Vice-President Mohammed Hatta resigns.
- Frank Robinson (National League) and Luis Aparicio (American League) are both voted Rookie of the Year.
- Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympic marathon (2:25:00.0).
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