Wednesday 8 August 1956US date format: 8/8/1956, UK date format: 8/8/1956
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Wes Chandler and Cecilia Roth.
In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits.
These Wilder Years, directed by Roy Rowland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 August 1956
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1956 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Cecilia Roth: Argentinian actress.
- Wes Chandler: Florida, United States -- WLAF wide...
- Branscombe Richmond: American actor.
- Mark Denton: American criminal charged with rape,...
- Chris Foreman: English singer-songwriter and guitarist...
- WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins
- Fire and explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1956 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
- Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand
- Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl - Teresa Brewer
- Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?