Thursday 13 December 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits.
Baby Doll, directed by Elia Kazan, 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.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Phillip Gregory Hubbard: Canton, Ohio -- Basketball (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Dale Berra baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates: New York Yankees).
- Majida El Roumi: Lebanese soprano, singer.
- Jean-Marie Messier: French businessman who was Chairman and Chief Executive of the multinational media conglomerate Vivendi (formerly Vivendi Universal) until 2002.
- Dale Berra: American baseball player.
- Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000 Robinson retires
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