Saturday 14 January 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 January 1956 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Etienne Daho: French singer and songwriter.
- Rosina Lippi-Green (Rosina Lippi: Sara Donati), U.S.
- Étienne Daho: Algerian-born French singer.
- Ben Heppner: Canadian tenor.
- Rosina Lippi: American linguist and author.
- Siegfried F Nadel: Australian/British anthropologist (Nuba), dies at age 52.
- Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti".
- Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad.
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