Saturday 18 February 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Paul Reed Smith and Ted Gardestad.
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 Jane Eyre.
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- Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)
- Paul Reed Smith: American luthier.
- Ted Gardestad: Swedish singer (d. 1997).
- Jorge Campos Milla: Peruvian serial murderer and kidnapper, known by the alias Momon, attributed to 19 victims.
- Ted Gärdestad: Swedish singer, songwriter and musician.
- Bidzina Ivanishvili: Georgian businessman and politician 10th Prime Minister of Georgia.
- Paul Smith: American businessman founded PRS Guitars
- Gustave Charpentier: French composer of operas, including "Louise" and "Julien.
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