Thursday 21 June 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits.
The King and I, directed by Walter Lang, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 21 June 1956 ?
- Patricia Columbo: American homicide, the killer of her parents and 13-year old brother with the help of her boyfriend.
- Rick Sutcliffe pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers: Chicago Cubs).
- Mikhail Burtsev: USSR -- Sabres (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
- German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners
- Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1956 ?
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