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Sunday 15 July 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ian Curtis and Joe Satriani. 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 A Walk On The Wild Side by Nelson Algren 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 15 July 1956 ?

  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
  • Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ian Curtis: British musician, the charismatic leader and vocalist of the Manchester-based post-punk "urban-depressive" rock band "Joy Division.
  • Joe Satriani: American guitarist.
  • André Vallini: French politician.
  • Marky Ramone: American drummer (Ramones, Richard Hell & the Voidoids).
  • Frank Pé: Belgian comic book artist, best known for Broussaille and Zoo.
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  • Beverly Hanson / Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
  • Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8)

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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 ?

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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Song Of America

By: George M. Mardikian

Fascinating Narrative Of An Armenian Immigrant And The Inspiring Meaning He Found In American Way Of Life.

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The Rosemary Tree

By: Elizabeth Goudge

"It was not for her to criticize the ways of Almighty God; if He liked to go to all that trouble over the snowflakes, millions and millions of them, their intricate

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Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed ...

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