Sunday 19 February 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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- Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
- Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
- Chaoflux (Discordianism)
- Jeffrey Immelt: American business executive, Chairman and CEO of General Electric in September 2001.
- Philippe Lizon: Belgium dancer.
- Kathleen Beller: American actress.
- Peter Holsapple: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The dB's and The Continental Drifters).
- Dave Wakeling: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Beat and General Public).
- Roderick MacKinnon: American physician and scientist, shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry for insights into working with channels into cell membranes. In 1999, he was awarded the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.
- George David Low in Cleveland: Ohio, USA; astronaut (STS 32, STS 43).
- Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
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