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Monday 16 July 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 16, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Kushner and Jerry Doyle. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Run for the Sun, directed by Roy Boulting, 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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What the sky looked like on 16 July 1956

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Movies

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Run for the Sun

Directed by: Roy Boulting

Starring: Richard Widmark, Trevor Howard, Jane Greer, Peter van Eyck

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The Ambassador's Daughter

Directed by: Norman Krasna

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou

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High Society

Directed by: Charles Walters

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

Country: United States

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La escondida

Directed by: Roberto Gavaldón

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

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It Conquered the World

Directed by: Roger Corman

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

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TV Series

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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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Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tony Kushner: American writer, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his groundbreaking play "Angels in America.
  • Jerry Doyle: American radio host and actor.
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Facts:
  • Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
  • King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
  • Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last ''Big Tent'' show in Pittsburgh, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 16, 1956 - Geocentric view

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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

Books

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The Mandarins

By: Simone de Beauvoir

"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

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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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A Single Pebble

By: John Hersey

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

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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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