Monday 9 January 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Imelda Staunton and Waltraud Meier.
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Charleys Tante, directed by Hans Quest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Heidi.
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- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Imelda Staunton: British actress.
- Waltraud Meier: German soprano and actress.
- Kimberly Beck Hilton in Glendale: California, USA; actress (Kim - Peyton Place).
- Mike Walczewski: American public address announcer at Madison Square Garden.
- Michel Bidault: French journalist who writes for the 'Moto Revue' motorbike magazine.
- Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column first appears in newspapers.
- Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan.
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