Thursday August 23, 1956

US date format: 8/23/1956, UK date format: 23/8/1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 23, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Francis Le Guen and Cris Morena. 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 The Age Of Fighting Sail by C.S. Forester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
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Movies

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Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

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

Country: United States of America

These Wilder Years

Directed by: Roy Rowland

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

Child in the House

Directed by: Cy Endfield

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

Away All Boats

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 23, 1956?


    Holidays

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 23, 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

TV Series

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

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Nachmittags auf dem Killesberg - Margot Hielscher lädt ein

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1956?

Books

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

The Age Of Fighting Sail

By: C.S. Forester

No one has been so well equipped as C. S. Forester to dramatize the sea battles of the War of 1812, to characterize the heroes more skillfully, or to comprehend more

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.

The Mandarins

By: Simone de Beauvoir

"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

The Ninth Wave

By: Eugene Burdick

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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley


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