Wednesday 17 October 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, 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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- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Fran Cosmo: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Boston and Orion the Hunter).
- Mae Jemison: American physician academic and astronaut.
- Pat McCrory: American businessman and politician 74th Governor of North Carolina.
- Henri Giscard d'Estaing: French business figure and son of former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
- Patrick McCrory: American politician.
- Mae C Jemison in Decatur Alabama USA medical doctor astronaut (Sked: STS 47).
- Robin LO Linschoten: Dutch ass. Secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)
- Anne Crawford: Israeli-English actress (d. 1956).
- Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
- The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England.
- The Game of the Century: 13-year-old Bobby Fischer beats GM Donald Byrne in the NY Rosenwald chess tournament.
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