Monday 8 October 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 8, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Stephanie Zimbalist and Arlene Dickinson.
In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Written on the Wind, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Loving Couple by Virginia Rowans was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Other Man.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 October 1956
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 8 October 1956 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Stephanie Zimbalist: Movie Actress.
- Arlene Dickinson
- Scott Michael: Pellaton; barefoot water ski champ.
- Fabrice Gaulin: French homeless man and murder victim, burned alive on a street at dawn on 18 March 1996 in the tenth arrondissement of Paris.
- Janice E Voss Ford: South Bend, Indiana -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94).
- Janice Voss: American engineer and astronaut (d. 2012).
- Jeff Lahti: American baseball player.
- Stephanie Zimbalist in New York City: USA; actress (Remington Steele, Centennial).
- Dirk Koster: Literary (New noises), dies at 69.
- New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history.
- Finland joins UNESCO.
- The Lockheed L-1649A Starliner makes its first flight.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1956 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Frankie Laine - A Woman In Love
- Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms
- Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
- Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
- Freddie Bell & The Bellboys - Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?