Sunday 19 August 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cindy Nelson and Adam Arkin in Brooklyn.
In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
War and Peace, directed by King Vidor, 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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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Cindy Nelson: United States -- Skier (1976 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Adam Arkin in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actor (Lenny - Busting Loose, Pearl, Tough Cookies).
- Adam Arkin: American actor director and producer.
- José Zamora: Guatemalan journalist founded Siglo Veintiuno and El Periódico.
- Fay Crocker wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
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