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Tuesday 26 June 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 26, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Isaak and Véronique Genest. In UK Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon was in the top 5 hits. La tercera palabra, directed by Julián Soler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Night To Remember by Walter Lord 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 June 1956

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Movies

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La tercera palabra

Directed by: Julián Soler

Starring: Pedro Infante, Marga López, Sara García, Prudencia Grifell

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Somebody Up There Likes Me

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Country: United States

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Frontier Gambler

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: John Bromfield, Coleen Gray, Kent Taylor, Jim Davis

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The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Country: United States

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Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Country: United States

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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 June 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Chris Isaak: American singer.
  • Véronique Genest: French actress and film producer, best known for her starring role as Commissaire Julie Lescaut in the French police drama series "Julie Lescaut" which ran from 1992 to 2013.
  • Davide Ferrario
  • Azhar Cachalia: Scottish / South African leader (United Democratic Front).
  • Bernard A Harris Jr: Temple, Texas -- MD / Astronaut (STS 55, 63).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Clifford Brown: American musician, one of the great jazz trumpet players who was also gifted on piano, vibes, bass and the regular trumpet.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1956 ?

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

Books

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

A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

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The Rosemary Tree

By: Elizabeth Goudge

"It was not for her to criticize the ways of Almighty God; if He liked to go to all that trouble over the snowflakes, millions and millions of them, their intricate

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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.

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Bay Window Bohemia

By: Oscar Lewis

Bay Window Bohemia: The Brilliang Artistic World Of Gaslit San Fr, by Lewis, Oscar

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