What the sky looked like on August 17, 1956
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US date format: 8/17/1956, UK date format: 17/8/1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alvaro Pino and Fabio Armiliato.
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 Bay Window Bohemia by Oscar Lewis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 17, 1956?
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 1956?
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Top #1 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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