Friday August 03, 1956

US date format: 8/3/1956, UK date format: 3/8/1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 3, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emmanuèle Bondeville and Kirk Brandon. 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 Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy 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

Canyon River

Directed by: Harmon Jones

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

Storm Center

Storm Center

Directed by: Daniel Taradash

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

Walk the Proud Land

Walk the Proud Land

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

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

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

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

Country: United States of America

Girls in Prison

Girls in Prison

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
  • Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
  • St. Nicodemus
  • Niger - Independence Day
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Events

  • Willie Williams of the US sets 100 metre dash record at 10.1 seconds.

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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. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. - Walk Hand In Hand
  4. - Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl
  5. - Heartbreak Hotel

TV Series

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Man Against Crime

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Panorama

Panorama

Lui e lei

Lui e lei

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

Guestward Ho! by Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho!

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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

A Single Pebble by John Hersey

A Single Pebble

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A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites.

The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge

The Rosemary Tree

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"It was not for her to criticize the ways of Almighty God; if He liked to go to all that trouble over the snowflakes, millions and millions of them, their intricate

Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Eloise

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Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.


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