Thursday 9 February 1956
It was Thursday, 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.
Carousel, directed by Henry King, 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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- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Margaret Gilmore: South African-English journalist.
- Mookie Wilson: American baseball player and coach.
- Amelia Gossage: American heiress upon the death of her wealthy parents when she was a teen.
- Philip Jackson Ford Jr: North Carolina, United States -- Basketball player (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Christophe Girard: French politician, regional councilor for Ile-de-France since 2010 and mayor of the 4th arrondissement of Paris since 2012.
- Phil Ford: American athlete, pro basketball player from 1978-1985, primarily with the Kansas City Royals. He coached for a while after he retired and then took a job as a fund raiser for the University of North Carolina athletic department.
- KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
- R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria.
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