Monday 6 February 1956
It was Monday, 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.
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- Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
- Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
- Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
- Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
- Saint Vedastus (+540)
- Saint Dorothea, patron saint of florists
- Saint Paul Miki
- Nazan Öncel: Turkish singer-songwriter.
- Jon Walmsley: English-American singer-songwriter and actor.
- Linda Grovenor in Baltimore: Maryland, USA; actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire).
- Amaury Closel: French composer and conductor, amateur athlete (high jump).
- Al Trenkler: American homicide; devised a plot in which Tom Shay's hated dad would be killed.
- French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers.
- University of Alabama refuses admission to Autherine Lucy (because he's black).
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