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Sunday 1 January 1956, NewYear’s Day

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 1, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christine Lagarde and Mark Hurd. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. La doncella de piedra, directed by Miguel M. Delgado, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Memoirs by Harry S. Truman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

La doncella de piedra

Directed by: Miguel M. Delgado

Starring: Elsa Aguirre, Víctor Manuel Mendoza, Armando Silvestre, José Elías Moreno

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Day the World Ended

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens, Mike Connors

Country: United States

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The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

Directed by: Dan Milner

Starring: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Helene Stanton

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Directed by: Ernst Marischka

Starring: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

Country: United States

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It's a Dog's Life

Directed by: Herman Hoffman

Starring: Jeff Richards, Jarma Lewis, Edmund Gwenn, Dean Jagger

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TV Series

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

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

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Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

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The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

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Judge Roy Bean

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St. Ives

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 January 1956 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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  • Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
  • KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt and the UK
  • WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 01, 1956 - Geocentric view

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Al Hibbler - He
  2. Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  3. (I'm Getting) Nuttin' For Christmas - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
Top #9 songs in the UK
  1. Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray
  2. Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
  3. The Green Door - Frankie Vaughan
  4. Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
  5. Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  6. Frank Sinatra - Love And Marriage
  7. Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
  8. Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie - Bill Haley & His Comets
  9. Rip It Up - Bill Haley & His Comets


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


By: Harry S. Truman

In this invaluable account, President Truman provides extraordinary insight into events and decisions that have shaped the world we live in.

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Beyond Desire

By: Pierre La Mure

A novel based on the life of Mendelssohn-- his romances, love of music, and respect for predecessor Johann Sebastian Bach. Other famous characters in the book include Chopin and George

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A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

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The Deer Park

By: Norman Mailer

Amid the cactus wilds some two hudred miles from Hollywood lies a privileged oasis called Desert D'Or. It is a place for starlets and would-be starlets, directors, studio execs, and the

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