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Thursday 12 April 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 12, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andy García and Michel Neyret. In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. A Kiss Before Dying, directed by Gerd Oswald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Double Cross.
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What the sky looked like on 12 April 1956

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Movies

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A Kiss Before Dying

Directed by: Gerd Oswald

Starring: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward

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The Swan

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

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The Black Tent

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst

Starring: Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel, Anna Maria Sandri, André Morell

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Mohawk

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: Scott Brady, Rita Gam, Neville Brand, Lori Nelson

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TV Series

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Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

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Chirorin mura to kurumi no ki

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The Winifred Atwell Show

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Andy García: Cuban-American actor singer director and producer.
  • Michel Neyret
  • Herbert Grönemeyer: German musician and actor, popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • Tama Janowitz: American novelist and writer of magazine articles, a contemporary hip and trendy New York underground figure whose works show the alchemy of a fantastic, post-modern surrealism.
  • Walter Salles: Director.
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Facts:
  • Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 12, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Perry Como - Juke Box Baby
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. The Poor People Of Paris - Winifred Atwell
  2. The Dreamweavers - It's Almost Tomorrow
  3. Kay Starr - Rock And Roll Waltz
  4. Only You - The Hilltoppers
  5. Dave King With The Keynotes - Memories Are Made Of This

Books

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

Island In The Sun

By: Alec Waugh

First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

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Memoirs

By: Harry S. Truman

In this invaluable account, President Truman provides extraordinary insight into events and decisions that have shaped the world we live in.

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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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A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

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