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Sunday 12 August 1956

US date format: 8/12/1956, UK date format: 12/8/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Greenwood and Mireille Faugère. 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 Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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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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Panorama

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Careering with Constance

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink
  • KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC / CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • William Shatner marries Gloria Rand

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Planetary positions on August 12, 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

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The Ninth Wave

By: Eugene Burdick

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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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A Walk On The Wild Side

By: Nelson Algren

With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a

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