Friday 17 February 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Gabriel and Éric Pécout.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters.
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Doctor at Sea, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jane Eyre.
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- John Gabriel: American basketball General Manager, Magic.
- Éric Pécout: French football/soccer striker, who obtained 5 caps (one goal) for the French national team.
- Richard Karn: American actor and game show host.
- Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas of Great Britain.
- Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz and Oppelt of Austria.
- Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss of the USA.
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