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Sunday 1 July 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position 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

Directed by: Julián Soler

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

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Somebody Up There Likes Me

Directed by: Robert Wise

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

Country: United States

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Frontier Gambler

Directed by: Sam Newfield

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

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The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

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

Country: United States

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Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Man Against Crime

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1956 ?

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.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Facts:
  • Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show
  • Ibrahim Hashiroe succeeds Said el-Moefti as Premier of Jordan

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Planetary positions on this day

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

Books

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

The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

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.

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Guestward Ho!

By: Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

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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Arthritis And Common Sense

By: Dale Alexander

Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find

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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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