Sunday 8 January 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford 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 Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkle was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 8 January 1956 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Todd Gorsuch: American homicide; he shot his 11-yr-old sister and her girlfriend to death on 10/03/1970, c. 3:00 PM CDT, They were hunting for hickory nuts in the woods behind their home near Brimfield, IL.
- Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken.
- Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
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