Sunday January 08, 1956

US date format: 1/8/1956, UK date format: 8/1/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 8, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Todd Gorsuch . In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Diane, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Herblock'S Here And Now by Herbert Block was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Diane

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

A Man Alone

Directed by: Ray Milland

Starring: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr

Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Country: United States of America

Bobby Ware Is Missing

Directed by: Thomas Carr

Starring: Neville Brand, Arthur Franz, Jean Willes, Walter Reed

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 08, 1956?


    Holidays

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.

    Events

  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken.

    Famous Birthday

  • Todd Gorsuch: American homicide; he shot his 11-yr-old...
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 08, 1956?


    Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. The Platters - The Great Pretender
  2. (I'm Getting) Nuttin' For Christmas - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
  3. Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  4. Al Hibbler - He

TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Wanted

Directed by: Vitaliy Versace

Penelope

Directed by: Mark Palansky

St. Ives

Judge Roy Bean

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Herblock'S Here And Now

By: Herbert Block

Herbert Block has to be one of our greatest political cartoonists. Here is a great collection of his works during the days of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower in the

Peyton Place

By: Grace Metalious

When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists.

No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

A Charmed Life

By: Mary McCarthy

The life of a writer is flipped upside down when she reconnects with her roots—and her remarried ex-husband—in this witty autobiographical novel by bestselling author Mary McCarthyFormer actress and budding playwright


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