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Monday 27 August 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 27, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-François Larios and David Khayat. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Attack, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
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What the sky looked like on 27 August 1956

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Movies

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

Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Country: United States

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Back from Eternity

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

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Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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

Country: United States

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War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

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

Country: United States

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These Wilder Years

Directed by: Roy Rowland

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

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TV Series

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

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

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Man Against Crime

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Hey, Jeannie!

Written by: Charles Isaacs

Starring: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
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Facts:
  • Curt Robert of Columbus (International League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 27, 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 August 1956 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
  2. Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms
  3. Rockin' Through The Rye - Bill Haley & His Comets
  4. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  5. Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand

Books

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

The Mandarins

By: Simone de Beauvoir

"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

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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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The Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

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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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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