Friday 21 December 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kevin Burnham in Hollis and Lee Roy Parnell in Abilene.
In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits.
The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Boyd Q.C..
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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Kevin Burnham in Hollis: New York, USA; 470 yachter (Olympics-8th-1992, 1996).
- Lee Roy Parnell in Abilene: Texas, USA; country singer ("Oughta be a Law").
- Lee Parnell: American country rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
- Dave Laut: American shot putter (d. 2009).
- Lewis M Terman: psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at age 79.
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