Saturday 26 May 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Barbara Stock in Downers Grove and Frederic Dutoit.
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.
On TV people were watching The Rosemary Clooney Show.
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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Barbara Stock in Downers Grove: Illinois, USA; actress (Susan - Spenser For Hire).
- Frederic Dutoit: French politician.
- Mehdi El Glaoui: French-Moroccan actor, son of actress Cécile Aubry.
- Élisabeth Hubert: French doctor, politician and businesswoman.
- Neil Parish: English politician.
- Fiona Shackleton: English lawyer
- Aircraft carrier Bennington burns off RI, killing 103
- US Navy aircraft carrier Bennington burns off Rhode Island, killing 103.
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