Saturday May 05, 1956

US date format: 5/5/1956, UK date format: 5/5/1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 5, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kamagurka and Fernando Rodrigues-Nunes. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. Good-bye, My Lady, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lui e lei.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Good-bye, My Lady

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

The Harder They Fall

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Country: United States of America

The Last Hunt

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget

The Eddy Duchin Story

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, Victoria Shaw, James Whitmore

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 05, 1956?


    Holidays

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
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    Events

  • Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 05, 1956?


    Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. Ronnie Hilton - No Other Love
  2. The Poor People Of Paris - Winifred Atwell
  3. Teresa Brewer - A Tear Fell
  4. Kay Starr - Rock And Roll Waltz
  5. Lost John / Stewball - Lonnie Donegan

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Lui e lei

Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

The Gabby Hayes Show

The Kilt Is My Delight

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

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.

Bay Window Bohemia

By: Oscar Lewis

Bay Window Bohemia: The Brilliang Artistic World Of Gaslit San Fr, by Lewis, Oscar

Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

The Secret Of The Hittites

By: C.W. Ceram

Hardcover book is good. Tight binding. Very readable.


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