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Thursday 16 August 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Walter Butler and Florence Woerth. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. War and Peace, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Half-Crown House by Helen Ashton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1956

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

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Man Against Crime

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bela Lugosi: Hungarian-American actor who was a stage performer for over 20 years before moving into film.
Facts:
  • Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic US presidential candidate.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 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 Half-Crown House

By: Helen Ashton

Half-Crown House, The, by Ashton, Helen

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Imperial Woman

By: Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head

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Guestward Ho!

By: Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho! is told by Barbara Hooton to Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame. A story of the Barbara's often hilarious transition from upscale socialite to New Mexico dude ranch

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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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