Sunday 8 July 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 8, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-René Bernaudeau and Russell Christian.
In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits.
Santiago, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Guestward Ho! by Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton 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 July 1956
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 8 July 1956 ?
- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Jean-René Bernaudeau: French road bicycle racer, professional from 1978 to 1988.
- Russell Christian: rocker (The Christians - "Harvest the World").
- Philippe Galli
- Barbara Ann Radnofsky: Politician.
- Millard Frank Hampton: Fresno, California -- 4x100m runner (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Terry Puhl: Canadian baseball player and coach.
- Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
- The mountain Gasherbrum II is first ascended.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1956 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
- Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
- All Star Hit Parade (EP) - Various Artists
- I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues - The Goons
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?