Monday 2 January 1956

US date format: 1/2/1956, UK date format: 2/1/1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 2, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lynda Barry and John Lloyd. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Diane, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Beyond Desire by Pierre La Mure was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Diane

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan

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The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

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Oklahoma!

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Country: United States of America

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A Man Alone

Directed by: Ray Milland

Starring: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr

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Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Fury

Directed by: David Ayer

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Wanted

Directed by: Vitaliy Versace

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Penelope

Directed by: Mark Palansky

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St. Ives

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
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Facts:
  • Poujadists / communists win French parliamentary elections

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Planetary positions on January 02, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. The Platters - The Great Pretender
  2. (I'm Getting) Nuttin' For Christmas - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
  3. Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  4. Al Hibbler - He

Books

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

Beyond Desire

By: Pierre La Mure

A novel based on the life of Mendelssohn-- his romances, love of music, and respect for predecessor Johann Sebastian Bach. Other famous characters in the book include Chopin and George

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A Charmed Life

By: Mary McCarthy

The life of a writer is flipped upside down when she reconnects with her roots—and her remarried ex-husband—in this witty autobiographical novel by bestselling author Mary McCarthyFormer actress and budding playwright

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed …

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