Wednesday 2 May 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include David Rhodes and Amir Mokri.
In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishir Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Quiet American by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Show Called Fred.
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- Saint Zoe
- Saint Mafalda
- Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
- Saint Germanus
- Saints Exuperius and Zoe
- Saint Boris
- Saint Athanasius
- Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
- Iran - Teacher's Day
- Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
- Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
- Bah�'f Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridv�n
- Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
- saint tsar Boris
- David Rhodes: English guitarist.
- Amir Mokri: Iranian-born American cinematographer.
- Marie-France Godard: French noted family member and possible uxoricide victim, she was the wife of Yves Godard.
- Yasushi Akimoto: Japanese songwriter and producer.
- Régis Labeaume: Canadian businessman and politician 41st Mayor of Quebec City.
- US Methodist church disallows race separation.
- US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus.
- The United Methodist Church in America decides at its General Conference to grant women full ordained clergy status. It also calls for an end to racial segregation in the denomination.
- Austria and Israel form diplomatic relations.
- The constitutional union between Indonesia and the Netherlands is dissolved.
- John Osborne's ''Look Back in Anger'' opens at the Royal Court Theatre, London, changing the scope of theatrical and other forms of drama in the UK.
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