Friday August 24, 1956

US date format: 8/24/1956, UK date format: 24/8/1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nina Ruge and David Whiting. 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 Guestward Ho! by Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
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Bus Stop

Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

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

Country: United States of America

The Burning Hills

The Burning Hills

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, Skip Homeier, Eduard Franz

These Wilder Years

These Wilder Years

Directed by: Roy Rowland

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

Child in the House

Child in the House

Directed by: Cy Endfield

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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Events

  • First non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrives in Washington DC.

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)
  2. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. - Walk Hand In Hand
  4. - Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl
  5. - Heartbreak Hotel

TV Series

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The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

Man Against Crime

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Nachmittags auf dem Killesberg - Margot Hielscher lädt ein

Nachmittags auf dem Killesberg - Margot Hielscher lädt ein

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Books

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Guestward Ho! by Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho!

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Guestward Ho! is told by Barbara Hooton to Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame. A story of the Barbara's often hilarious transition from upscale socialite to New Mexico dude ranch

Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman

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Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head

Blessed Are The Debonair by Margaret Case Harriman

Blessed Are The Debonair

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Memoirs, Biography

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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.


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