Thursday 2 August 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bill Murchison Jr and Jim Neidhart.
In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits.
Bigger Than Life, directed by Nicholas Ray, 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 Armchair Theatre.
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1956 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Bill Murchison Jr: Lake Charles, Louisiana -- Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd).
- Jim Neidhart: American professional wrestler.
- Roger Otwell: American singer along with his twin brother David who was born five minutes earlier, TV regulars on the "Lawrence Welk Show," 1977-82.
- David Otwell: American singer along with his twin brother Roger who was born five minutes later, TV regulars on the "Lawrence Welk Show," 1977-82.
- Leslie Ackerman: TV Actress.
- Fulvio Melia: Italian-born American physicist, astrophysicist and author
- Isabel Pantoja: in Spain; spanish singer (Genio y Figura).
- Albert Woolson: Last veteran US Union army, dies at 109.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1956 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
- Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
- All Star Hit Parade (EP) - Various Artists
- I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues - The Goons
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