Friday July 13, 1956

US date format: 7/13/1956, UK date format: 13/7/1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 13, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Patrick Descamps and Max Frérot. 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 The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)

Events

  • WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Movies

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High Society

High Society

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

La escondida

La escondida

Directed by: Roberto Gavaldón

Starring: María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Andrés Soler, Arturo Martínez

It Conquered the World

It Conquered the World

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef, Sally Fraser

Santiago

Santiago

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Alan Ladd, Rossana Podestà, Lloyd Nolan, Chill Wills

A Strange Adventure

A Strange Adventure

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: Joan Evans, Ben Cooper, Marla English, Jan Merlin

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I'll Be Home
  2. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. - Heartbreak Hotel
  4. - All Star Hit Parade (EP)
  5. - I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues

TV Series

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Man Against Crime

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Panorama

Panorama

Lui e lei

Lui e lei

Days to next July 13

If July 13, 1956 is your birthday you're 64 years, 1 month old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

The Mandarins

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"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

A Single Pebble by John Hersey

A Single Pebble

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

Bay Window Bohemia by Oscar Lewis

Bay Window Bohemia

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Bay Window Bohemia: The Brilliang Artistic World Of Gaslit San Fr, by Lewis, Oscar

Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries

Comfort Me With Apples

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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

Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Eloise

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Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.


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