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Monday 7 May 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jan Peter Balkenende and Dominique Lefebvre. 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 The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Show Called Fred.
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TV Series

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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, King of the Monsters!

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kchi

Country: United States

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Godzilla

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

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 7 May 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - [1][2][3][4][5]
  • Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
  • Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
  • Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
  • Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jan Peter Balkenende: Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
  • Dominique Lefebvre: French politician, the Socialist deputy of the tenth district of Val-d'Oise, Member of the Finance Committee since June 2012, vice president of the group SRC responsible for finance, mayor of Cergy from 1996 to 2013, and president of the Community Cergy-Pontoise agglomeration since 2001.
  • Calum MacDonald: Scottish politician and Member of Parliament, the Labour representative of the Western Isles, returned at General Election 6/11/1987.
  • Jan Balkenende: Dutch jurist and politician Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
  • Anne Dudley: English pianist and composer (Art of Noise).
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Facts:
  • New York Giants' Bill White homers in his first at bat.
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.
  • Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Dream house women in lounges
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ezra Benson -- May 7, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7460

Books

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

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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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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Harry Of Monmouth

By: A.M. Maughan

Paperback

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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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