Thursday 9 February 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Philip Jackson Ford Jr and Phil Ford.
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.
On TV people were watching Cinépanorama.
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- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Philip Jackson Ford Jr: North Carolina, United States -- Basketball player (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Phil Ford: American athlete, pro basketball player from 1978-1985, primarily with the Kansas City Royals.
- Christophe Girard: French politician, regional councilor for Ile-de-France since 2010 and mayor of the 4th arrondissement of Paris since 2012.
- Amelia Gossage: American heiress upon the death of her wealthy parents when she was a teen.
- Margaret Gilmore: South African-English journalist.
- Mookie Wilson: American baseball player and coach
- 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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