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Sunday 15 July 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kathy Kreiner and Toshihiko Seko. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. High Society, directed by Charles Walters, 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

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Movies

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

High Society

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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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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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 15 July 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
  • Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kathy Kreiner: Canada -- Giant slalom (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Toshihiko Seko: Japanese runner (world record 25 / 30 km).
  • Marky Ramone: American drummer (Ramones, Richard Hell & the Voidoids).
  • Ian Curtis: British musician, the charismatic leader and vocalist of the Manchester-based post-punk "urban-depressive" rock band "Joy Division.
  • Frank Pé: Belgian comic book artist, best known for Broussaille and Zoo.
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Facts:
  • Beverly Hanson / Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
  • Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8)

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

Paperback edition by Pocket Books, 920 pages with illustrations.

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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

A much-loved English novel reminiscent of The Secret GardenSomeone has dug up the private garden in the square and taken buckets of dirt, and Miss Angela Chesney of the Garden Committee is sure that a gang of boys from run-down ...

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