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Thursday 2 August 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 2, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Otwell and Roger Otwell. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Canyon River, directed by Harmon Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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Movies

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Canyon River

Directed by: Harmon Jones

Starring: George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, Peter Graves, Richard Eyer

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Storm Center

Directed by: Daniel Taradash

Starring: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

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Walk the Proud Land

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley, Charles Drake

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Country: United States

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Girls in Prison

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Adele Jergens, Helen Gilbert

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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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Otwell: American singer along with his twin brother Roger who was born five minutes later, TV regulars on the "Lawrence Welk Show," 1977-82.
  • Roger Otwell: American singer along with his twin brother David who was born five minutes earlier, TV regulars on the "Lawrence Welk Show," 1977-82.
  • Leslie Ackerman: TV Actress.
  • Bill Murchison Jr: Lake Charles, Louisiana -- Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd).
  • Isabel Pantoja: in Spain; spanish singer (Genio y Figura).
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 02, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
  2. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand
  4. Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl - Teresa Brewer
  5. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel

Books

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

Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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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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The Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

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The Mandarins

By: Simone de Beauvoir

"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

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