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Wednesday 4 January 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 4, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bernard Sumner and Bernard Sumner. 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 Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 4 January 1956

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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

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Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

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

Country: United States

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Bobby Ware Is Missing

Directed by: Thomas Carr

Starring: Neville Brand, Arthur Franz, Jean Willes, Walter Reed

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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 4 January 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bernard Sumner: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Joy Division New Order Electronic and Bad Lieutenant).
  • Bernard Sumner: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Joy Division New Order Electronic and Bad Lieutenant).
  • Ann Magnuson: American actress and performance artist.
  • Nels Cline: American guitarist and songwriter (Wilco).
  • Sarojini Sahoo: Indian journalist author and poet.
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Facts:
  • Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninov, Russian/American composer, dies at age 91.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 04, 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

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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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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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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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The Edge Of The Sea

By: Rachel Carson

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces

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