Saturday December 22, 1956: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/22/1956, UK date format: 22/12/1956

December 22nd, 1956 was the 357th day of the year 1956 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Saturday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Philippe Harel and Cojo in Columbus.

The number one song in US was Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino. Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was #1 song in the UK.

Carnival in Moscow, directed by Eldar Ryazanov, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1956 while These Thousand Hills by A.B. Guthrie Jr was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Hit Parade.

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books

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December 22, 1956 Events

What happened on December 22, 1956?

Historical Events

  • New Faces of 1956 closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • Last British / French troops leave Egypt
  • Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity.

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What happened on December 22 in history? Find out the list of December 22nd major events

What was 1956 famous for? Discover everything about 1956


December 22, 1956 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 22, 1956?

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How old am I?

If December 22, 1956 is your birthday you are 66 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 22.

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December 22, 1956 Famous Deaths

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December 22, 1956 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn marry?

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

Personality of December born

Chinese Zodiac

Monkey chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Monkey

Element: Fire

Monkey personality

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December 22, 1956 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 22, 1956?

The day of the week was Saturday.

December 22nd marks the 356th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1956.

There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 22, 1956 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 22, 1956?


  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 22, 1956? Which were the top hits on December 22, 1956?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Blueberry Hill
  2. - A Rose And A Baby Ruth
  3. - Hey! Jealous Lover
  4. - Love Me
  5. - The Green Door

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Just Walkin' In The Rain
  2. - Rock Around The Clock
  3. - The Green Door
  4. - Singing The Blues
  5. - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Carnival in Moscow

Carnival in Moscow

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Igor Ilyinsky, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Yuri Belov, Georgiy Kulikov

Full of Life

Full of Life

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Judy Holliday, Richard Conte, Salvatore Baccaloni, Esther Minciotti

It's Great to Be Young!

It's Great to Be Young!

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Cyril Frankel

Starring: John Mills, Cecil Parker, John Salew, Elizabeth Kentish



Release year: 1956

Directed by: Ishirô Honda

Starring: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori



Release year: 1956

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Anthony Steel, Odile Versois, Stanley Baker, James Robertson Justice

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Hit Parade

Hit Parade

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Joe Casey

Wedding Day

Wedding Day

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Andre Gordon

Give Us This Day

Give Us This Day

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Adam Stern



Release year: 1956

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Alastair Reid

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1956?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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These Thousand Hills by A.B. Guthrie Jr

These Thousand Hills


The story of the Old West in the future

The Life Of The Party by Bennett Cerf

The Life Of The Party


The Life of the Party

This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton

This Hallowed Ground


Bruce Catton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, first published the classic Civil War account in 1955. It captures both the dramatic scope of the epic struggle and intimate experience of that epic struggle all in one volume.

Water, Water Everywhere by Emily Kimbrough

Water, Water Everywhere


Enjoyment of gay adventures and mishaps on a trip.

The Tribe That Lost Its Head by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Tribe That Lost Its Head


The British Protectorate of Pharamaul is located five hundred miles from the coast of Africa. It was governed by Whitehall and a few dedicated British civilians.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 22nd, 1956 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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December 22, 1956 Lunar and Planetary phase

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Last Quarter

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Sport Games on December 22, 1956

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