Wednesday 19 September 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rex Smith in Jacksonville and Juan Manuel Fangio II.
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 Broken Arrow.
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- Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
- Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
- Chile - Armed Forces Day
- Church of England - Theodore of Tarsus
- Also see September 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Januarius
- In ancient Greece, the sixth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the procession to Eleusis began at the Kerameikos in Athens.
- Rex Smith in Jacksonville: Florida, USA; actor (Solid Gold, Pirates of Penzance).
- Juan Manuel Fangio II: Argentine racing driver.
- Mark Gearan: American political operative who worked on the Dukakis campaign before becoming executive director of the Democratic Governor's Association.
- Amparo Grisales: Colombian actress.
- Juan Fangio: Argentinian race car driver.
- Charlie Reliford: American baseball player and umpire
- 1st International conference of black writers and artists meets (Sorbonne)
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