Tuesday 2 October 1956
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Lay Down Your Arms by Anne Shelton was in the top 5 hits.
The Ten Commandments, directed by Cecil B. de Mille, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Murphy Morobe: South Afr UDF leader (spent 3 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail).
- Charlie Adler: American voice actor and director.
- Peter Bruce: Scottish chemist and academic.
- Freddie Jackson: US R&B singer / songwriter (Rock Me Tonight).
- Viatcheslav Mukhanov: Russian-German cosmologist and physicist.
- 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
- First atomic power clock exhibited-New York City.
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