Sunday 16 September 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Fearing and Kevin R Kregel.
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 Circus Boy.
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- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Charles Fearing: Rock guitarist (Raydio).
- Kevin R Kregel: NYC, New York -- Pilot / Astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87).
- Mark Daniel Gearan: Gardner, Massachusetts -- Campaign manager (Al Gore).
- Nick Banton: Founder (Body Positive).
- Peter Zaremba: Rocker (Fleshtones).
- David Copperfield: American magician, a natural-born showman world famous with his outstanding productions of some 500 live performances a year plus TV spectaculars. From the time he was ten he carried around tricks, though actually more fascinated with stage and theater than magic at that time. Persistent, a perfectionist and a workaholic, he is financially and critically successful. Forbes places him fifth in its list of the world's richest entertainers.
- Maggie Atkinson: English educator and civil servant
- Dave Schulthise: American bass player (The Dead Milkmen) (d. 2004)
- Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
- Television broadcasting commences in Australia.
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