Wednesday 22 February 1956US date format: 2/22/1956, UK date format: 22/2/1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 22, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pedro Tornaghi and Philip Kerr.
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.
The Killer Is Loose, directed by Budd Boetticher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Heidi.
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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.
- Pedro Tornaghi: Brazilian astrologer and yoga teacher.
- Philip Kerr: Author.
- Gijs de Vries: Politician.
- Amy Alcott: Athlete.
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