Thursday 16 February 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Ingram and Rena Messinger.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters.
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Doctor at Sea, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cinépanorama.
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- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
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- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- James Ingram: singer ("On the Wings of Love").
- Rena Messinger: Israeli Beauty Queen who reigned as both Miss Israel and Miss World.
- Vincent Ward: New Zealand director and screenwriter.
- Only a little more than four months after the release of the 70mm version of ''Oklahoma!'', the film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ''Carousel'', starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones, is released in Cinemascope 55. MacRae and Jones had previously starred in ''Oklahoma!'' ''Carousel'', intended for showing in 55mm, ends up being shown only in 35mm.
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