Thursday 1 November 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to The Green Door by Jim Lowe.
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Friendly Persuasion, directed by William Wyler, 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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- Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
- World Vegan Day
- Mexico - The Day of the Dead
- Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
- Algeria - National day
- Catholicism - Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day. Holiday in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Guatemala.
- Roman festivals - last day of the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae.
- Antigua and Barbuda - Independence Day (from Britain, 1981)
- Charles Moore: British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph).
- Lajos Asztalos: International Chess Master (1950), dies at age 67.
- Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain and Bardeen
- Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
- Delhi becomes a territory of the Indian union.
- Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact.
- The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore state are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act.
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