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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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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

La Strada

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

Country: United States

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Somebody Up There Likes Me

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis

Country: United States

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Seven Samurai

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima

Country: United States

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The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Armchair Theatre

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom

Hancock's Half Hour

Starring: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Country: United Kingdom

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The Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Starring: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Country: United States

The Steve Allen Plymouth Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson

Country: United States

The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 July 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
  • [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.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1956 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
  2. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  4. All Star Hit Parade (EP) - Various Artists
  5. I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues - The Goons

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1956?

  • Life: Diplomats daughter
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: David McDonald -- July 9, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7469

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed ...

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

This is a historical novel the action of which centers around the bizarre Waterloo Tontine.

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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An Episode Of Sparrows

By: Rumer Godden

An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

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