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Tuesday 21 August 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 21, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kim Cattrall and Laura Morante. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Bus Stop, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Walk On The Wild Side by Nelson Algren 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 21 August 1956

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Country: United States

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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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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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Nachmittags auf dem Killesberg - Margot Hielscher lädt ein

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 21, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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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 Walk On The Wild Side

By: Nelson Algren

With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a

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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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The Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

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.

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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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