Friday July 20, 1956

US date format: 7/20/1956, UK date format: 20/7/1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mima Jaušovec and Paul Cook. 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 A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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Run for the Sun

Run for the Sun

Directed by: Roy Boulting

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

The Ambassador's Daughter

The Ambassador's Daughter

Directed by: Norman Krasna

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

High Society

High Society

Directed by: Charles Walters

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

Country: United States of America

La escondida

La escondida

Directed by: Roberto Gavaldón

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

It Conquered the World

It Conquered the World

Directed by: Roger Corman

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I'll Be Home
  2. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. - Heartbreak Hotel
  4. - All Star Hit Parade (EP)
  5. - I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues

TV Series

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Man Against Crime

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Panorama

Panorama

Lui e lei

Lui e lei

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Books

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A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin

A Thing Of Beauty

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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

The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein

The Search For Bridey Murphy

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First published in 1956, this classic is still fresh for today's New Age audiences. The tale of Bridey Murphy, the Irish woman who spoke through a hypnotized patient, is documented and

A Night To Remember by Walter Lord

A Night To Remember

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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

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.

Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries

Comfort Me With Apples

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A laugh-out-loud novel about teenage pretensions and adult delusions from an author whom the New York Times has called “a Balzac of the station wagon set” Chick Swallow and his best


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