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Thursday 9 August 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 9, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adam Nimoy . In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. These Wilder Years, directed by Roy Rowland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Birth Of Britain by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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What the sky looked like on 9 August 1956

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Movies

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These Wilder Years

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim

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Child in the House

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Starring: Phyllis Calvert, Eric Portman, Stanley Baker, Mandy Miller

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Away All Boats

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Starring: Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Lex Barker, Julie Adams

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Canyon River

Directed by: Harmon Jones

Starring: George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, Peter Graves, Richard Eyer

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Storm Center

Directed by: Daniel Taradash

Starring: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

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TV Series

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

Man Against Crime

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Careering with Constance

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 August 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
  • St. Edith Stein
Famous Birthdays:
  • Adam Nimoy: American television director, the son of the actors Leonard Nimoy and Sandra Zober.
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Facts:
  • 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
  • Alabama begins the first US state-wide, state-supported educational TV network.
  • South African women demonstrate against pass laws.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 09, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
  2. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand
  4. Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl - Teresa Brewer
  5. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel

Books

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

The Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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