Saturday 7 January 1956, Orthodox Christmas
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits.
All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, 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 7 January 1956 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Robin Walton in Boise: Idaho, USA; LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th).
- Rosalyn Bryant: Chicago, Illinois -- 4x400m runner (1976 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Trudie Styler: England, United Kingdom -- Wife of Sting / sponsor (Rainforest Concert).
- David Caruso: American actor.
- Uwe Ochsenknecht: German actor and singer, became known through the films 'das Boot' and the comedy 'Männer'.
- Mike Liut: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Kostas Petropoulos: Greek basketball player and coach
- Vinoo Mankad scores 231 versus New Zealand, 413 opening stand with Roy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1956 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Johnnie Ray - Just Walkin' In The Rain
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
- Frankie Vaughan - The Green Door
- Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
- Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
- Frank Sinatra - Love And Marriage
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rip It Up
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
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