Tuesday 20 March 1956
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Phillip Oppenhein and Catherine Ashton.
In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits.
Ikiru, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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.
On TV people were watching Boomtown.
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- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
- Phillip Oppenhein: British Member of Parliament.
- Catherine Ashton: English politician Vice-President of the European Commission.
- Anne Donahue: American lawyer and politician.
- Ian Moss: Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Cold Chisel).
- Naoto Takenaka: Japanese actor comedian singer and director.
- 156-day strike against Westinghouse ends
- Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp
- Tunisia gains independence from France.
- E Ochab succeeds Beirut as first Secretary of Polish CP.
- Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes.
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