Sunday 23 December 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 23, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michele Alboreto and Dave Murray.
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 The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West 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 23 December 1956
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 23 December 1956 ?
- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
- Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
- Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
- Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
- Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
- Michele Alboreto: Italian race car driver, Champion in the Grand Prix 1981-83.
- Dave Murray: Guitarist.
- Jesús Huerta de Soto
- British and French troops leave the Suez Canal region.
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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 ?