Monday 17 September 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rita Rudner and Brian Andreas.
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 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot.
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Rita Rudner: American comedian.
- Brian Andreas: American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher.
- Karen Fowler: American contestant on a TV game show called Big Brother, a show set in "real time.
- Thad Bosley: American major league baseball player.
- Mandawuy Yunupingu: Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Yothu Yindi) (d. 2013).
- Mildred E "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias: (1932 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 42.
- Black students enter Clay Ky elementary school
- Television is first broadcast in Australia.
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