Wednesday 26 December 1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Simon Fanshawe and Karen Smith.
C.I.D., directed by Raj Khosla, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Bible As History by Werner Keller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vampira.
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- First day of Kwanzaa
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Simon Fanshawe: British writer and co-host of "That's Life" with Esther Rantzen for one season.
- Gail Tatterson: Women's Professional Basketball League center (New York Stars).
- Karen Smith: Women's Professional Basketball League forward (New York Stars).
- Elisa Carrio: Argentine lawyer, professor and politician, who is a Argentine National Deputy for Buenos Aires.
- EM : American drug smuggler.
- David Sedaris: American comedian author and radio host.
- Holmes Herbert: Actor (The Kiss), dies at 74.
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