Sunday July 01, 1956

US date format: 7/1/1956, UK date format: 1/7/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 1, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lorna Patterson in Whittier and Bill Caudill. In UK Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon was in the top 5 hits. La tercera palabra, directed by Julián Soler, 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 Man Against Crime.
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Movies

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La tercera palabra

La tercera palabra

Directed by: Julián Soler

Starring: Pedro Infante, Marga López, Sara García, Prudencia Grifell

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Country: United States of America

Reach for the Sky

Reach for the Sky

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

Country: United States of America

Frontier Gambler

Frontier Gambler

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: John Bromfield, Coleen Gray, Kent Taylor, Jim Davis

The King and I

The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Country: United States of America

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Events

  • Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Famous Birthday

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  2. - I'll Be Home
  3. - All Star Hit Parade (EP)
  4. - Heartbreak Hotel
  5. - I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues

TV Series

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Man Against Crime

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Panorama

Panorama

Lui e lei

Lui e lei

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

The Last Hurrah

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O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

A Single Pebble by John Hersey

A Single Pebble

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A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites.

Bay Window Bohemia by Oscar Lewis

Bay Window Bohemia

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Bay Window Bohemia: The Brilliang Artistic World Of Gaslit San Fr, by Lewis, Oscar

A Night To Remember by Walter Lord

A Night To Remember

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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

Guestward Ho! by Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho!

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Guestward Ho! is told by Barbara Hooton to Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame. A story of the Barbara's often hilarious transition from upscale socialite to New Mexico dude ranch


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