Sunday 20 May 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ingvar Ambj?rnsen and Tomas Smid.
In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits.
The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rosemary Clooney Show.
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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Ingvar Ambj?rnsen: Norwegian author.
- Tomas Smid: in Czechoslovakia; tennis star.
- Gregory Massialas: Greek/American fencer, a champion of the 1979 Pan American Team, winning a Gold Medal with the Epee Team, and a Silver Medal in the Foil Team.
- Ingvar Ambjørnsen: Norwegian-German author and critic.
- Dean Butler: Canadian-American actor producer and screenwriter.
- William Michaelian: American novelist and poet
- Douglas Preston: American journalist and author
- Marlene Zuk: American biologist and ecologist
- Max Beerbohm: English-Italian author and illustrator (d. 1956).
- Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll.
- Jordan government of Samir resigns.
- In Operation Redwing (shot Cherokee), the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean;
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