Sunday May 06, 1956

US date format: 5/6/1956, UK date format: 6/5/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 6, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Phil Differ and Roland Wieser. 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 The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lui e lei.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
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Events

  • WRCB TV channel 3 in Chattanooga, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Gus Bell (Cincinnati Reds) homers off Bob Miller in both ends of a double header.

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Movies

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Good-bye, My Lady

Good-bye, My Lady

Directed by: William A. Wellman

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

The Harder They Fall

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

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

The Last Hunt

Directed by: Richard Brooks

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

The Eddy Duchin Story

The Eddy Duchin Story

Directed by: George Sidney

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

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - No Other Love
  2. - The Poor People Of Paris
  3. - A Tear Fell
  4. - Rock And Roll Waltz
  5. - Lost John / Stewball

TV Series

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Lui e lei

Lui e lei

Scaramouche

Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

Double Cross

Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

The Gabby Hayes Show

The Gabby Hayes Show

Yakity Yak

Yakity Yak

Days to next May 06

If May 06, 1956 is your birthday you're 64 years, 2 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense

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Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find

The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein

The Search For Bridey Murphy

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First published in 1956, this classic is still fresh for today's New Age audiences. The tale of Bridey Murphy, the Irish woman who spoke through a hypnotized patient, is documented and

Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh

Island In The Sun

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First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

Memoirs by Harry S. Truman

Memoirs

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

A Night To Remember by Walter Lord

A Night To Remember

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The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains


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