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Saturday 5 May 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dick Kemper in Amsterdam and Kamagurka . In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishir Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Show Called Fred.
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TV Series

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

A Show Called Fred

Starring: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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The Edge of Night

Written by: Irving Vendig

Starring: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Country: United States

The Wakey Wakey Tavern

Starring: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Godzilla

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

Country: United States

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kchi

Country: United States

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The Creature Walks Among Us

Directed by: John Sherwood

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden

Country: United States

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The Swan

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States

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Sawdust and Tinsel

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: ke Grnberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
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Facts:
  • Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
  • Jim Bailey (US) runs the mile record 3:58.6 in Los Angeles, California.
  • World championships of judo are first held, in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4.

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Books

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

Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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The Abode Of Love

By: Aubrey Menen

NY 1956 1st (A) Scribners. The conception, financing and daily routine of an English harem in the middle of the 19th century described in the form of a novel.

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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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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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