Friday 27 January 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Fred Quillan in Portland and Daniel Belliard.
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.
On TV people were watching Cinépanorama.
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- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
- Fred Quillan in Portland: Oregon, USA; WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Daniel Belliard: French rapist, nicknamed " the highway rapist" for his method of picking up young girls who were hitchhiking or walking down the roadways.
- Mimi Rogers: American actress.
- Susanne Blakeslee: American actress and singer.
- Erich Kleiber: Austrian conductor and director (d. 1956).
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