Friday August 10, 1956

US date format: 8/10/1956, UK date format: 10/8/1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 10, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dianne Fromholtz and Tugboat [Fred Ottman]. 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 A Single Pebble by John Hersey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Child in the House

Directed by: Cy Endfield

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

Away All Boats

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

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

Canyon River

Directed by: Harmon Jones

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

Storm Center

Directed by: Daniel Taradash

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 10, 1956?


    Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
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    Events

  • 23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 10, 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

TV Series

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

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Panorama

Careering with Constance

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1956?

Books

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

A Single Pebble

By: John Hersey

A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites.

The Seven Islands

By: Jon Godden

Vintage paperback novel. Fiction about a holy man of India.

The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

The Ninth Wave

By: Eugene Burdick

vintage book, cover worn,

Comfort Me With Apples

By: Peter De Vries

A laugh-out-loud novel about teenage pretensions and adult delusions from an author whom the New York Times has called “a Balzac of the station wagon set” Chick Swallow and his best


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