Sunday 11 November 1956, Veteran's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 11, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ian Craig Marsh and Billy Smith.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to The Green Door by Jim Lowe.
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
A Man Escaped, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Autumn Across America by Edwin Way Teale was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wedding Day.
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- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
- Ian Craig Marsh: England, United Kingdom -- Rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams).
- Billy Smith: Reidsville, North Carolina -- Country singer (Billy & Terry Smith).
- Ian Marsh: English guitarist (The Human League Heaven 17 and British Electric Foundation).
- Victor Young: Orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56.
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