Saturday 22 December 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits.
The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Marcy Hanson: Galveston, Texas -- Playmate (Oct, 1978).
- Erica Boyer: American porn actress and producer (d. 2009).
- Jane Lighting: English businesswoman.
- Cojo in Columbus: Ohio, USA; first gorilla born in captivity.
- New Faces of 1956 closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
- Last British / French troops leave Egypt
- Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity.
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