Thursday August 30, 1956

US date format: 8/30/1956, UK date format: 30/8/1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ismaël Lô and Frans Peeters. 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 Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Tulip.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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

Country: United States of America

Back from Eternity

Directed by: John Farrow

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

Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

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

Country: United States of America

These Wilder Years

Directed by: Roy Rowland

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 30, 1956?


    Holidays

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day

    Events

  • White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 30, 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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

Man Against Crime

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Hey, Jeannie!

Written by: Charles Isaacs

Starring: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1956?

Books

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

The Ninth Wave

By: Eugene Burdick

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The Age Of Fighting Sail

By: C.S. Forester

No one has been so well equipped as C. S. Forester to dramatize the sea battles of the War of 1812, to characterize the heroes more skillfully, or to comprehend more

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

Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

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.

A Certain Smile

By: Francoise Sagan

Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953.


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