Monday 1 October 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Leslie Burr-Howard and Sylvain Kassap.
In UK Lay Down Your Arms by Anne Shelton was in the top 5 hits.
The Ten Commandments, directed by Cecil B. de Mille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Les belles histoires des pays d'en haut.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 October 1956 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Leslie Burr-Howard: Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Sylvain Kassap: French jazz musician (saxophone, clarinet) and composer.
- Andrus Ansip: Estonian engineer and politician 15th Prime Minister of Estonia.
- Theresa May: English politician Secretary of State for the Home Department.
- Stan Ockers: Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36.
- Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
- Johnny Heckmann rides seven winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track.
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