Monday 11 June 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits.
The Great Locomotive Chase, directed by Francis Lyon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Steven Cohen: American businessman founded SAC Capital Advisors.
- Simon Plouffe: Canadian mathematician and academic.
- Arthur Porter: Canadian physician and academic (d. 2015).
- Steven A Cohen: American hedge fund manager.
- Joe Montana: American football quarterback who led the San Francisco '49ers to a Super Bowl XIX championship on 1/20/1985.
- Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.
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