Thursday 17 May 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits.
The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Dave Sim: Canadian cartoonist and author.
- Micheline Apers-Borghs: Belgian athlete; a fencer.
- Sugar Leonard: American boxer, the Olympic Gold Medal welterweight champion in 1976 at Montreal.
- Bob Saget in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; comedian/actor (Danny - Full House, America's Funniest Home Videos).
- Annise Parker: American politician.
- Mark Smith: American fencer, the U.S. national champion in 1981 and 1983. As an Olympic contender on the men's Foil Team, he was a member of the U.S. team in 1980 who didn't get to participate because of America's boycott of the games.
- "Sugar" Ray [Charles] Leonard in Palmer Park: Maryland, USA; welter/middle/light-heavyweight boxing champion (Olympics-gold-1976).
- Sue Carpenter: TV presenter / journalist
- Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard: Willington, South Carolina -- Boxer (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
- Bob Saget: American actor
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