Friday 14 September 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Penny and Costas Karamanlis.
In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
Attack, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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.
On TV people were watching The Sheriff of Cochise.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 September 1956 ?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Joe Penny: London, England -- Actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman).
- Costas Karamanlis: Greek politician, the leader of the Opposition, visible in the news in April 2000.
- Paul Allott: English cricketer and sportscaster.
- Kostas Karamanlis: Greek lawyer and politician 181st Prime Minister of Greece.
- Nathalie Roussel: French actress.
- 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC
- First prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC.
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