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Tuesday 7 August 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kent V Rominger in Del Norte and Gilles Antares. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Bigger Than Life, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Armchair Theatre.
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TV Series

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

Armchair Theatre

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hancock's Half Hour

Starring: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Starring: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Country: United States

Joe & Mabel

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Larry Blyden, Nita Talbot, Shirl Conway, Norman Fell

The Steve Allen Plymouth Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Bigger Than Life

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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High Society

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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La Strada

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

Country: United States

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Somebody Up There Likes Me

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 August 1956 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Kent V Rominger in Del Norte: Colorado, USA; US Navy Lieutenant Commander/astronaut.
  • Gilles Antares: French aerialist, a trapeze artist who died on 7 February 2006, following a fall the previous day, while performing at the Cirque d'Hiver-Bouglione in Paris.
  • Sergio Ferrentino: Italian filmmaker, radio host, playwright for radio and television, teacher, producer and director of radio plays.
  • Tem Tarriktar: American astrologer and publisher, from 1989, of the most prestigious American astrological journal of the '90s, The Mountain Astrologer.
  • Sharon Isbin: American guitarist.
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Facts:
  • Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
  • British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
  • Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Andrea Doria sinks
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Stavros Niarchos -- Aug. 6, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7473

Books

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

Arthritis And Common Sense

By: Dale Alexander

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

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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

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Afternoon Of An Autocrat

By: Norah Lofts

Hard Cover; Good; No Dust Jacket; Doubleday First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover, Good cloth covered boards with light edge rubbing.

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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.

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