Monday December 31, 1956, NewYear’s Eve
US date format: 12/31/1956, UK date format: 31/12/1956
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It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Lyonel Trouillot and Robert Goodwill.
In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Giant, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Other Man.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 31, 1956?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Bob Barker makes his TV debut as host of the game show ''Truth or Consequences''.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1956?
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