Saturday 22 December 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 22, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Harel and Cojo in Columbus.
In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits.
Carnival in Moscow, directed by Eldar Ryazanov, 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 Wedding Day.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 22 December 1956
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Which were the important events of 22 December 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)
- Philippe Harel
- Marcy Hanson: Galveston, Texas -- Playmate (Oct, 1978).
- Cojo in Columbus: Ohio, USA; first gorilla born in captivity.
- Erica Boyer: American porn actress and producer (d. 2009).
- Jane Lighting: English businesswoman.
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1956 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
- The Green Door - Frankie Vaughan
- The Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
- Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
- Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
- Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie - Bill Haley & His Comets
- Max Bygraves - Meet Me On The Corner
- Rip It Up - Bill Haley & His Comets
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?