Sunday 14 October 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Beth Daniel in Charleston and Douglas Wright.
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Around the World in Eighty Days, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers.
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- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
- Beth Daniel in Charleston: South Carolina, USA; LPGA golfer (1980 player of the year).
- Douglas Wright: New Zealander dancer and choreographer, founder of the Douglas Wright Dance Company that has toured throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe.
- Ümit Besen: Turkish singer-songwriter.
- Beth Daniel: American golfer and sportscaster.
- Jennell Jaquays: American game designer.
- Arleen Sorkin: American actress producer and screenwriter
- Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers (see Neo-Buddhism).
- The RAF retires its last Lancaster bomber.
- Fidel Castro and Che Guevara depart from Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico, enroute to Santiago de Cuba aboard the yacht ''Granma'' with 82 men.
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