Thursday 5 January 1956
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chen Kenichi and Tim Macartney-Snape.
In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits.
All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, 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 Chevron Hall of Stars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 January 1956 ?
- 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.
- Chen Kenichi: Japanese-born chef.
- Tim Macartney-Snape: Australian mountaineer.
- Gérard Berliner: French actor and composer who died on 13 October 2010 in Paris.
- Jo Lemaire: Belgian singer.
- Panama Jack: American restaurateur who opened his "Panama Jack's" in Eureka, CA on 2/28/1987.
- Frank-Walter Steinmeier: German academic and politician 14th Vice-Chancellor of Germany
- Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1956 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
- Johnnie Ray - Just Walkin' In The Rain
- Frankie Vaughan - The Green Door
- Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
- Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
- Frank Sinatra - Love And Marriage
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rip It Up
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