Friday 29 June 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pedro Santana Lopes and Nick Fry.
In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits.
Somebody Up There Likes Me, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hancock's Half Hour.
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Which were the important events of 29 June 1956 ?
- The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
- Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
- Seychelles - Independence Day.
- Pedro Santana Lopes: Portuguese politician, former Prime Minister.
- Nick Fry: CEO of Mercedes GP Formula One team.
- David Mattingly: American illustrator and painter.
- Pedro Guerrero: Dominican-American baseball player and manager.
- Pedro Lopes: Portuguese lawyer and politician 118th Prime Minister of Portugal.
- A Kumar: Indian economist and academic
- Pyotr Vasilevsky: Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Johan[nes F] Bakker Jr: Actor, dies at 62.
- Federal interstate highway system act signed
- Prime Minister Drees refuses resignation of Queen Juliana (Greet Hofmans)
- The US Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
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