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Sunday 20 May 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 20, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Greg Massialas and Douglas Preston. 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 Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lui e lei.
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What the sky looked like on 20 May 1956

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Movies

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The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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

Country: United States

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The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

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

Country: United States

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Good-bye, My Lady

Directed by: William A. Wellman

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

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The Harder They Fall

Directed by: Mark Robson

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

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

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The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Max Beerbohm: English-Italian author and illustrator (d. 1956).
Facts:
  • Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll.
  • Jordan government of Samir resigns.
  • In Operation Redwing (shot Cherokee), the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean;

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 20, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 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

Books

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

Arthritis And Common Sense

By: Dale Alexander

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

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The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

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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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The Quiet American

By: Graham Greene

Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of

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