Wednesday 22 February 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Amy Alcott in Kansas City and Pedro Tornaghi.
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 Valley Of The Vines by Joy Packer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jane Eyre.
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- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Amy Alcott in Kansas City: Missouri, USA; LPGA golfer (1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore, Vare Trophy 1980, 1983).
- Pedro Tornaghi: Brazilian astrologer and yoga teacher.
- Alexandros Svolos: Greek legal expert and politician (Born 1892).
- 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs. Newcastle United
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