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Thursday 26 January 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 26, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Howard and Lisa Boray. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Warning from Space, directed by Kôji Shima, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 26 January 1956

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Movies

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

Warning from Space

Directed by: Kôji Shima

Starring: Keizô Kawasaki, Toyomi Karita, Bin Yagisawa, Shôzô Nanbu

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The Conqueror

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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Helen of Troy

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Stanley Baker, Rossana Podestà, Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Sernas

Country: United States

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Charleys Tante

Directed by: Hans Quest

Starring: Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler, Claus Biederstaedt, Walter Giller

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Diane

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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St. Ives

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Judge Roy Bean

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The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

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Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
Famous Birthdays:
  • Simon Howard: English large landowner (Castle Howard).
  • Lisa Boray: [Schulte Nordholt]; Dutch singer ("Lovers Until the End").
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Facts:
  • Hank Greenberg and Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 26, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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The Family Of Man

By: Edward Steichen

Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955.

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Keep The Aspidistra Flying

By: George Orwell

Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write.

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

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.

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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