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Friday 17 August 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position 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 A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin 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 17 August 1956

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Movies

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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 17 August 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Facts:
  • Bundesverfassungsgericht bans KPD in West Germany
  • West Germany bans the Communist Party of Germany.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 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

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Thing Of Beauty

By: A.J. Cronin

In his celebrated novel THE CITADEL, A. J. Cronin wrote of a dedicated man of medicine; in THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM he wrote the compelling story of a man of

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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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Bay Window Bohemia

By: Oscar Lewis

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

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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

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