Wednesday 24 October 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Denis Labouré and Tony Peck.
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Denis Labouré: French writer of occult books including "Prédire par les périodes planétaires" (with Chantal Étienne, 1987), "Initiation à la magie" (1991) and "Alchimie du Feu céleste" (2005).
- Tony Peck: American actor and noted family, the son of Gregory Peck and Veronique Passani.
- Rickie White: American musician whose band, "Russia," produced its first album in March 1980.
- Dale Maharidge: American journalist and author.
- Jeff Merkley: American politician, junior senator of Oregon.
- David Stergakos: American-Greek basketball player
- AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
- Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes Prime Minister of Hungary
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