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Sunday 8 January 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position 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 The Edge Of The Sea by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 8 January 1956

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Movies

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Diane

Directed by: David Miller

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

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The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

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

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Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

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

Country: United States

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Bobby Ware Is Missing

Directed by: Thomas Carr

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

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Man with the Gun

Directed by: Richard Wilson

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Karen Sharpe, Henry Hull

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TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Wanted

Directed by: Vitaliy Versace

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Penelope

Directed by: Mark Palansky

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St. Ives

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Judge Roy Bean

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Todd Gorsuch: American homicide; he shot his 11-yr-old sister and her girlfriend to death on 10/03/1970, c. 3:00 PM CDT, They were hunting for hickory nuts in the woods behind their home near Brimfield, IL.
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Facts:
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken.
  • Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 08, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 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

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

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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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.

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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.

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