Friday 20 July 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mima Jausovec and Michael Gordon.
In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits.
High Society, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Armchair Theatre.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 July 1956 ?
- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
- Mima Jausovec: in Yugoslavia; tennis player (French Open-1977).
- Michael Gordon: American composer.
- Baby Rodden: American stillbirth, a full-term baby who bled to death approximately 00:30 AM.
- Dwayne Wayans: Composer.
- Paul Cook: English drummer (Sex Pistols The Professionals Chiefs of Relief and Man Raze).
- Ryo Ishibashi: Japanese actor and singer (ARB)
- Charlie Magri: World champ flyweight boxer (1983)
- Jim Prentice: Canadian lawyer and politician 16th Premier of Alberta
- Barbara Risman: American sociologist and academic
- James Alexander Calder: Canadian politician (Born 1868).
- Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
- Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1956 ?
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
- Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
- All Star Hit Parade (EP) - Various Artists
- I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues - The Goons
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