Wednesday 25 January 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
The Court Jester, directed by Melvin Frank, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 January 1956 ?
- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Andy Cox: English guitarist (The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals).
- Dinah Manoff: TV Actress.
- Dale Mohorcic: American baseball player, a left-handed pitcher with the Texas Rangers (1986-1988), New York Yankees (1988-1989), and Montreal Expos (1990).
- 96.5 cm (38 inches) of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record).
- 26 – Finnish troops reoccupy Porkkala after Soviet troops vacate its military base. Civilians can return February 4.
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