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Wednesday 30 May 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 30, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Martin and Piero Chiambretti. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. The Proud Ones, directed by Robert D. Webb, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Scaramouche.
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Movies

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The Proud Ones

Directed by: Robert D. Webb

Starring: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton

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The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States

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Good-bye, My Lady

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

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The Harder They Fall

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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It Could Be You

Let's Stay Home

Those Kids

Palais Party

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
  • Saint Gabinus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stéphane Martin: French senior official, currently President of the 'Musée du quai Branly' in Paris, a museum featuring the indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
  • Piero Chiambretti: Italian television presenter, whose first TV appearance was in 1977, when he co-presented the show "Non siamo gazzose" with Erik Colombardo, aired by Grp, a local TV channel broadcast in Piedmont only.
  • Tim Lucas: American author screenwriter and critic.
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Facts:
  • Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida
  • Mickey Mantle misses by 18 hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium
  • US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).

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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 May 1956 ?

Top #4 songs in the UK
  1. Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
  2. Ronnie Hilton - No Other Love
  3. Lost John / Stewball - Lonnie Donegan
  4. David Whitfield - My September Love

Books

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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

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

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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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The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

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