Wednesday 4 July 1956, US Independence Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mark Belling and Patrick Bloche.
In UK Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon 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 Armchair Theatre.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 July 1956 ?
- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
- Mark Belling: American radio talkshow host.
- Patrick Bloche: French politician and a member of the National Assembly of France.
- Christophe Donner: French writer, journalist, literary critic and filmmaker, also known as Chris Donner.
- Éric Neuhoff: French writer and journalist.
- US most intense rainfall (1.23 inches in one minute) at Unionville, Maryland.
- Independence National Historical Park established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1956 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
- All Star Hit Parade (EP) - Various Artists
- Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
- I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues - The Goons
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