Monday 8 October 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Janice E Voss Ford and Stephanie Zimbalist in New York City.
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Giant, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Les belles histoires des pays d'en haut.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 October 1956 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Janice E Voss Ford: South Bend, Indiana -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94).
- Stephanie Zimbalist in New York City: USA; actress (Remington Steele, Centennial).
- Scott Michael: Pellaton; barefoot water ski champ.
- Fabrice Gaulin: French homeless man and murder victim, burned alive on a street at dawn on 18 March 1996 in the tenth arrondissement of Paris.
- Stephanie Zimbalist: Movie Actress.
- Dirk Koster: Literary (New noises), dies at 69.
- New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history.
- Finland joins UNESCO.
- The Lockheed L-1649A Starliner makes its first flight.
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