Tuesday 3 January 1956
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 3, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mel Gibson and Nicole Mossoux.
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Diane, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Which were the important events of 3 January 1956 ?
- The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- The Festival of Sleep Day
- In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
- Feast day of St Genevieve
- In astronomy the approximate date of Earth's perihelion.
- Mel Gibson: American-Australian actor whose Irish-Catholic family moved to Australia when he was 12.
- Nicole Mossoux: Belgian dancer and choreographer.
- Guy Ryder: Scientist.
- Mel Gibson in Peekskill: New York, USA; actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon, Conspiracy Theory).
- Willy T Ribbs: American race-car driver.
- Gioele Dix: Italian actor and comedian of Jewish descent.
- Alexander Gretchaninov: Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1956).
- A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
- By popular demand, ''Peter Pan'', starring Mary Martin, is restaged live by Producers' Showcase on NBC-TV.
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