Friday May 18, 1956

US date format: 5/18/1956, UK date format: 18/5/1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 18, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Corsini and Jim Moginie. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Panorama.
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The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

Great Day in the Morning

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Robert Stack, Ruth Roman, Alex Nicol

Good-bye, My Lady

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

The Harder They Fall

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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    Events

  • Mickey Mantle hits homerun from both sides of plate for record third time.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 18, 1956?


    Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. Ronnie Hilton - No Other Love
  2. The Poor People Of Paris - Winifred Atwell
  3. Teresa Brewer - A Tear Fell
  4. Kay Starr - Rock And Roll Waltz
  5. Lost John / Stewball - Lonnie Donegan

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Panorama

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

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Books

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

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

Bay Window Bohemia

By: Oscar Lewis

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

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

Island In The Sun

By: Alec Waugh

First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains


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