Friday August 17, 1956

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.
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Movies

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War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

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

Country: United States of America

The Burning Hills

The Burning Hills

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, Skip Homeier, Eduard Franz

These Wilder Years

These Wilder Years

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim

Child in the House

Child in the House

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Starring: Phyllis Calvert, Eric Portman, Stanley Baker, Mandy Miller

Away All Boats

Away All Boats

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Starring: Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Lex Barker, Julie Adams

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • Bundesverfassungsgericht bans KPD in West Germany

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)
  2. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. - Walk Hand In Hand
  4. - Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl
  5. - Heartbreak Hotel

TV Series

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The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

Man Against Crime

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Panorama

Panorama

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Bay Window Bohemia by Oscar Lewis

Bay Window Bohemia

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

Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense

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Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find

The Birth Of Britain by Winston S. Churchill

The Birth Of Britain

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The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

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One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick

The Ninth Wave

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