Friday 30 November 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chéri Samba and Michael Hoffman (American director).
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Written on the Wind, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Life Of The Party by Bennett Cerf was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Air Power.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Cities for Life Day; 300 cities around the world declare their opposition to the death penalty
- Official End of the Hurricane Season
- Philippines - Andres Bonifacio Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew the apostle
- Also see November 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Barbados - Independence Day (from Britain, 1966)
- Chéri Samba
- Michael Hoffman (American director)
- Philippe-Jean Delaunay: French race horse owner and jockey.
- Kenny Wightman: American thief, barely five feet tall, a professional criminal from the time he was 13 and stole his first car as a lark.
- 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)
- Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
- Floyd Patterson wins the world heavyweight boxing championship that was vacant after the retirement of Rocky Marciano.
- Fidel Castro and his followers land in Cuba in the boat ''Granma''.
- A pipe bomb planted by George Metesky explodes at the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, injuring 6 people.
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