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Thursday 5 January 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 5, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gérard Berliner and Panama Jack. 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 Memoirs by Harry S. Truman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 5 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

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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 5 January 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jeanne F Bourgeois: French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84.
  • Mistinguett : French entertainer, the dazzling queen of French music halls who took Maurice Chevalier to her heart as a lover and protégé while he was still in his teens.
Facts:
  • Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 05, 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 ?

Memoirs

By: Harry S. Truman

In this invaluable account, President Truman provides extraordinary insight into events and decisions that have shaped the world we live in.

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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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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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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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