Saturday September 01, 1956

US date format: 9/1/1956, UK date format: 1/9/1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 1, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vinnie Johnson and Philece Sampler. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Attack, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Family Party by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
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Attack

Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Country: United States of America

Back from Eternity

Back from Eternity

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

Bus Stop

Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Country: United States of America

The Burning Hills

The Burning Hills

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, Skip Homeier, Eduard Franz

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
  • Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • Church of England - Saint Giles
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Events

  • KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthday

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)
  2. - Lay Down Your Arms
  3. - Rockin' Through The Rye
  4. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  5. - Walk Hand In Hand

TV Series

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The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

Man Against Crime

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Hey, Jeannie!

Hey, Jeannie!

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Starring: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo

Country: United States of America

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Books

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A Family Party by John O'Hara

A Family Party

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A story about small town, Lyons, Pennsylvania. A party is dedicated to Dr. Sam Merritt's 40 years of service.

Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman

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Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea

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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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.

Lady Sings The Blues by Billie Holiday and William Dufty

Lady Sings The Blues

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With photosOriginally released by Doubleday in 1956, Harlem Moon Classics celebrates the publication with the fiftieth-anniversary edition of Billie Holiday’s unforgettable and timeless memoir.


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