Wednesday 23 May 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits.
The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, 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.
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- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
- Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
- Discordianism: Day of Disunity
- Ursula Plassnik: Austrian politician and diplomat Foreign Minister of Austria.
- François Feldman: French pop singer and songwriter of Russian (father) and Belgian (mother) descent, very popular especially in the late eighties for his hit "Les Valses de Vienne", his song "Joy" dedicated to his daughter, and his duet "Joue pas" (Don't play) recorded with Joniece Jamison, American singer.
- Mark Shaw: New Zealand rugby footballer.
- Buck Showalter: American baseball player coach and manager.
- Andrea Pazienza: Italian illustrator and painter (d. 1988).
- Albert Voorn: Dutch horse rider
- Dominique Barella: French magistrate and trade unionist, who was president of the Union of Magistrates (USM) from 2002 to 2006.
- Kirk Shaw: Canadian project manager, the President of Insight and Sound Creations, an award winning multi-media production company. He founded the company in 1989 to produce unique, high quality audio tours for Art Galleries, Museums and Historic sites. They did 30 productions in six languages, winning three national awards of excellence. Their clients included Smithsonian, the Canadian Embassy, the Science Museum and other museums.
- World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Francisco, California.
- Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers.
- French minister Pierre Mendès France resigns due to his government's policy on Algeria.
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