Thursday 16 August 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Colleen Walker and Dominic Erban.
In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
War and Peace, directed by King Vidor, 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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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Colleen Walker: Jacksonville, Florida -- LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions).
- Dominic Erban: French rugby international player.
- Vahan Hovhannisyan: Armenian soldier and politician (d. 2014).
- Daniel Willems: Belgian cyclist.
- Bela Lugosi: Hungarian-American actor who was a stage performer for over 20 years before moving into film.
- Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic US presidential candidate.
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