Saturday 15 September 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 September 1956 ?
- Bulgaria - The first day of school.
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
- The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
- Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
- RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
- Independence Day from Spain (1821) for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, celebrated everywhere with marches from schoolchildren.
- In ancient Greece, the second day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the priests of Demeter declared the public start of the rites.
- In Slovakia - Holyday of the Seven sorrows of Virgin Maria
- Monika Jünemann: German metaphysician and author, she was married to publisher Wolfgang Jüneman.
- Tawny Schneider in Portland: Maine, USA; newscaster (Eye on Hollywood).
- Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider: Maine, United States -- Miss American (76) / (Eye on Hollywood).
- Jaki Graham: English singer-songwriter and producer.
- Maggie Reilly: Scottish singer-songwriter (Cado Belle).
- Ned Rothenberg: American saxophonist clarinet player and composer
- Henry Clough-Leiter: Composer, dies at 82.
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