Monday 9 July 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include [Peter] Marc Almond and Tom Hanks in Concord.
In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits.
La Strada, directed by Federico Fellini, 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 9 July 1956 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Our Lady of Peace.
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day: Martyrdom of the B�b.
- Palau - Constitution Day.
- Argentina - Independence Day.
- Roman festival - Caprotinia, or feasts of Juno Caprotina.
- [Peter] Marc Almond: Merseyside, England -- Vocalist (Soft Cell).
- Tom Hanks in Concord: California, USA; actor (Bossom Buddies, Big, Punchline).
- Bernie Bonvoisin: French hard rock singer and film director.
- Tom Hanks: American actor and film producer, the winner of an Oscar for Best Actor on 3/21/1994 for "Philadelphia," a second Oscar on 3/27/1995 for "Forest Gump," a film that netted six awards.
- Michael Lederer: American author poet and playwright.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 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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