Sunday 3 June 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Danny Wilde and Suren Nalbandyan.
In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits.
The Great Locomotive Chase, directed by Francis Lyon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while With Both Eyes Open by Paul Hyde Bonner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rosemary Clooney Show.
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- Kevin Bokelmann - St Kevin's Day.
- Feast day of St Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda.
- Roman Empire - Festival to Bellona.
- Danny Wilde: American musician (The Rembrandts).
- Suren Nalbandyan: USSR -- Lightweight (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Elisabetta Gardini: Italian actress on a TV series 1985-86; host on the number one Morning Show 1986-87.
- Stacy Horn: American founder of ECHO, an East Coast computer group that features no-holds-barred discussions on virtually every topic imaginable.
- George Burley: Scottish football player and manager.
- Brad Nessler: American sports broadcaster
- 3rd class travel on British Railways ends
- KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open
- British Railways renames 'Third Class' passenger facilities as 'Second Class' (Second Class facilities had been abolished in 1875, leaving just First Class and Third Class).
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