Sunday April 08, 1956

US date format: 4/8/1956, UK date format: 8/4/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christine Boisson and Justin Sullivan. In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, directed by Nunnally Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Edge Of The Sea by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Double Cross.
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

The Black Tent

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst

Starring: Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel, Anna Maria Sandri, André Morell

Mohawk

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: Scott Brady, Rita Gam, Neville Brand, Lori Nelson

Swamp Women

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Marie Windsor, Carole Mathews, Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

Patterns

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 08, 1956?


    Holidays

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).

    Events

  • Six marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Island, South Carolina, USA.
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Music charts

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TV Series

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

Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States of America

Picture Parade

Calling All Boys

Seu Tintoreto

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Books

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

The Edge Of The Sea

By: Rachel Carson

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces

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.

What I Think

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

What I Think, by Stevenson, Adlai E.

Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

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

Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed …


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