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Saturday 8 December 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 8, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Warren Cuccurullo and Chantal Gallia. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. The Rainmaker, directed by Joseph Anthony, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Our Valiant Few by F Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wedding Day.
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What the sky looked like on 8 December 1956

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Movies

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

The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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Bundle of Joy

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

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Man in the Vault

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: William Campbell, Karen Sharpe, Anita Ekberg, Berry Kroeger

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Zarak

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Victor Mature, Michael Wilding, Anita Ekberg, Bonar Colleano

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7th Cavalry

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Faylen

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TV Series

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

Wedding Day

Directed by: Andre Gordon

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Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Alastair Reid

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Give Us This Day

Directed by: Adam Stern

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
  • Warren Cuccurullo: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Duran Duran Missing Persons TV Mania and Chicanery).
  • Chantal Gallia
  • Andrew Edge: English drummer and songwriter (Thompson Twins Uropa Lula and Savage Progress).
  • Andrius Kubilius: Lithuanian academic and politician 9th Prime Minister of Lithuania.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia
  • 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite program, TV-0
  • First test firing of the Vanguard satellite program, TV-0.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 08, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1956 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray
  2. The Green Door - Frankie Vaughan
  3. Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
  4. Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
  5. Rip It Up - Bill Haley & His Comets

Books

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

Our Valiant Few

By: F Van Wyck Mason

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The Loving Couple

By: Virginia Rowans

"THE LOVING COUPLE: HIS STORY BY VIRGINIA ROWANS, AUTHOR OF "HOUSE PARTY". "He stepped out of his pajama bottoms, hung them up with great care, opened the bathroom door, and stalked---silent,

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Autumn Across America

By: Edwin Way Teale

The account of a roving 20,000-mile pilgrimage across 26 states coast to coast--from Cape Cod to California--through the year's most colorful season.

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Much Ado About Me

By: Fred Allen

Radio and film star Fred Allen's autobiography: Much Ado About Me.

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