Monday 31 December 1956, NewYear’s Eve
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Martin Joseph Fettman in Brooklyn and Robert Goodwill.
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.
On TV people were watching Whirlybirds.
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- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Martin Joseph Fettman in Brooklyn: New York, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 58).
- Robert Goodwill: English farmer and politician.
- Helma Knorscheidt: German shot putter.
- Steve Rude: American author and illustrator.
- Hussein Salah: Djiboutian runner.
- Bob Barker makes his TV debut as host of the game show ''Truth or Consequences''.
- Asian flu pandemic originates in China.
- Minamata disease is discovered.
- The Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto section, is founded.
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