Wednesday 8 February 1956
It was Wednesday, 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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- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Dave Meros: American bass player (Spock's Beard).
- Kostas Triantafyllopoulos: Greek actor.
- Marques Johnson: American athlete, pro basketball player who played for the Milwaukee Bucks (1977-84), Los Angeles Clippers (1984-87), and Golden State Warriors (1989-90).
- Jean-Luc Mano: French journalist and communications consultant.
- Jodie Forrest: American astrologer, wife of Steven Forrest and co-author with him of "Skymates.
- Connie Mack, baseball manager (Philadelphia Athletics, 1901-50), dies at age 93.
- Mine disaster in Quaregnon, Belgium; eight die.
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