Saturday January 28, 1956

US date format: 1/28/1956, UK date format: 28/1/1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 28, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lou Barletta and Richard Danielpour. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. The Gamma People, directed by John Gilling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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The Gamma People

Directed by: John Gilling

Starring: Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok, Leslie Phillips, Walter Rilla

Warning from Space

Directed by: Kôji Shima

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

The Conqueror

Directed by: Dick Powell

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

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Alex Segal

Starring: Glenn Ford, Donna Reed, Leslie Nielsen, Juano Hernandez

Helen of Troy

Directed by: Robert Wise

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

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

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  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas


  • Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
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Directed by: Daniel Ray

St. Ives

Judge Roy Bean

The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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.


By: Harry S. Truman

In this invaluable account, President Truman provides extraordinary insight into events and decisions that have shaped the world we live in.

Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

The Deer Park

By: Norman Mailer

Amid the cactus wilds some two hudred miles from Hollywood lies a privileged oasis called Desert D'Or. It is a place for starlets and would-be starlets, directors, studio execs, and the

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