Friday 3 February 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 February 1956 ?
- Saints Berlindis, Celsa and Nona.
- Japan - the festival of Setsubun before spring.
- United States - Four Chaplains Day.
- Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
- Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
- Mozambique - Heroes' Day.
- Saint Werburgh
- Saint Hadelin (+690)
- John Jefferson: American football player and coach.
- Nathan Lane in Jersey City: New Jersey, USA; actor (Birdcage, Timon - The Lion King, Mouse Hunt, One of the Boys, Frankie and Johnnie).
- Lee Ranaldo: American guitarist and founding member of Sonic Youth, a pioneering NYC post-punk band formed in 1981.
- Pamela Cossey: England, United Kingdom -- Model / sister of transsexual Tula.
- Nathan Lane: American actor, a Hollywood, television and Broadway star known for his outrageous scene-stealing comedy roles.
- Henry-Claude Cousseau: French arts official, the directer of l’école nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (ENSBA), the distinguished National School of Fine Arts in Paris, France.
- Ellen Thomas: TV Actress
- Toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the three alpine events.
- Autherine J Lucy is admitted to University of Alabama; suspended February 7 after a riot.
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