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Wednesday 29 August 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 29, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include GG Allin and Kelly Murray. 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 Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck 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 29 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 29 August 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
  • GG Allin: American punk rock singer (The Jabbers, The Cedar Street Sluts, The Scumfucs) (Born 1956).
  • Edddie Murray: NFL kicker (Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings).
  • Kelly Murray: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Canadian Tour golfer (985 Alberta Open).
  • Mark Morris: American dancer and choreographer.
  • Charalambos Xanthopoulos: Greek footballer.
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Facts:
  • French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis

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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 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 ?

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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A Thing Of Beauty

By: A.J. Cronin

In his celebrated novel THE CITADEL, A. J. Cronin wrote of a dedicated man of medicine; in THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM he wrote the compelling story of a man of

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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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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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