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Tuesday 3 July 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Henri Paul and Montel Williams. In UK Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon was in the top 5 hits. Somebody Up There Likes Me, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Armchair Theatre.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis

Country: United States

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Seven Samurai

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima

Country: United States

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The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno

Country: United States

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Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Armchair Theatre

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hancock's Half Hour

Starring: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Starring: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Country: United States

Joe & Mabel

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Larry Blyden, Nita Talbot, Shirl Conway, Norman Fell

The Steve Allen Plymouth Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 July 1956 ?

  • National holiday in Belarus
  • Feast day of Saint Thomas
  • Start of the Dog Days
Famous Birthdays:
  • Henri Paul: French acting Security Director of the Ritz Hotel in Paris, took the wheel to act as driver for Princess Diana and Dodi El Fayad on the evening of 31 August 1997.
  • Montel Williams: American TV personality with his own daytime talk show entitled The Montel Williams Show.
  • Vincent Margera: American sex offender (d. 2015).
  • Eddie Edwards: South Africa -- Tennis star.
  • Don Vito: American Viva La Bam castmember.
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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  2. Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
  3. All Star Hit Parade (EP) - Various Artists
  4. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  5. I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues - The Goons

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1956?

Life magazine


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

Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

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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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By: Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

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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A Thing Of Beauty

By: A.J. Cronin

In his celebrated novel THE CITADEL, A. J. Cronin wrote of a dedicated man of medicine; in THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM he wrote the compelling story of a man of

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