Monday 1 October 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 1, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Theresa May and Leslie Burr-Howard.
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Between Heaven and Hell, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Hiram Holliday.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 1 October 1956
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 1 October 1956 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Theresa May: English politician Secretary of State for the Home Department.
- Leslie Burr-Howard: Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Sylvain Kassap: French jazz musician (saxophone, clarinet) and composer.
- Andrus Ansip: Estonian engineer and politician 15th Prime Minister of Estonia.
- Stan Ockers: Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36.
- Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
- Johnny Heckmann rides seven winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1956 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Frankie Laine - A Woman In Love
- Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms
- Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
- Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
- Freddie Bell & The Bellboys - Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?