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Thursday 12 July 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mel Harris and Julie Miller. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. High Society, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Armchair Theatre.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

High Society

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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La Strada

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

Country: United States

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Somebody Up There Likes Me

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Seven Samurai

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima

Country: United States

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Armchair Theatre

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hancock's Half Hour

Starring: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Starring: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Country: United States

Joe & Mabel

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Larry Blyden, Nita Talbot, Shirl Conway, Norman Fell

The Steve Allen Plymouth Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 July 1956 ?

  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
  2. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  4. All Star Hit Parade (EP) - Various Artists
  5. I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues - The Goons

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

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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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.

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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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The Search For Bridey Murphy

By: Morey Bernstein

First published in 1956, this classic is still fresh for today's New Age audiences. The tale of Bridey Murphy, the Irish woman who spoke through a hypnotized patient, is documented and

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