Monday August 27, 1956

US date format: 8/27/1956, UK date format: 27/8/1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart 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 A Family Party by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
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Attack

Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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

Country: United States of America

Back from Eternity

Back from Eternity

Directed by: John Farrow

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

Bus Stop

Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

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

Country: United States of America

The Burning Hills

The Burning Hills

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, Skip Homeier, Eduard Franz

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo

Events

  • Curt Robert of Columbus (International League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)
  2. - Lay Down Your Arms
  3. - Rockin' Through The Rye
  4. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  5. - Walk Hand In Hand

TV Series

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The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

Man Against Crime

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Hey, Jeannie!

Hey, Jeannie!

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Starring: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo

Country: United States of America

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Books

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Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea

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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman

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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

Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley

Don'T Go Near The Water

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At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish

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Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

Afternoon Of An Autocrat by Norah Lofts

Afternoon Of An Autocrat

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Hard Cover; Good; No Dust Jacket; Doubleday First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover, Good cloth covered boards with light edge rubbing.


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