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Thursday 26 July 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on July 26, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dorothy Hamill and Pierre de Villiers (général). In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Storm Center, directed by Daniel Taradash, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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What the sky looked like on 26 July 1956

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Movies

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

Storm Center

Directed by: Daniel Taradash

Starring: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

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Walk the Proud Land

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley, Charles Drake

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Country: United States

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Girls in Prison

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Adele Jergens, Helen Gilbert

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Fire Maidens of Outer Space

Directed by: Cy Roth

Starring: Anthony Dexter, Susan Shaw, Paul Carpenter, Harry Fowler

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Man Against Crime

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 July 1956 ?

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Facts:
  • Egypt seizes Suez Canal.
  • Following the World Bank's refusal to fund building the Aswan High Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal sparking international condemnation.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 26, 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 July 1956 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
  2. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  4. All Star Hit Parade (EP) - Various Artists
  5. I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle Blues - The Goons

Books

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

Eloise

By: Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

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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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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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Imperial Woman

By: Pearl S. Buck

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

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