Sunday 26 August 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 26, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shawn Maxwell and Marcel Marcelloni.
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 Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 26 August 1956
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1956 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Shawn Maxwell
- Maxwell Anderson: American "omnisexual," a hormone-taking but non-operative female-to-male "transman.
- Marcel Marcelloni: French rapist: posing as police officers, he and his gang committed several rapes in Marseilles.
- Sally Beamish: English viola player and composer.
- Brett Cullen: American actor and producer.
- Mark Mangino: American football player and coach.
- Alfred Wagenknecht: German-American activist and politician (d. 1956).
- KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS / NBC) begins broadcasting
- Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
- Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from Kansas City
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1956 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
- Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand
- Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl - Teresa Brewer
- Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?