Wednesday 8 August 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Wes Chandler and Branscombe Richmond.
In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
Bigger Than Life, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Wes Chandler: Florida, United States -- WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire).
- Branscombe Richmond: American actor.
- Mark Denton: American criminal charged with rape, robbery and aggravated assault in 1980.
- Chris Foreman: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Madness).
- David Grant: Jamaica -- Singer / songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows).
- Cecilia Roth: Argentinian actress
- WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins
- Fire and explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium.
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