Monday 31 December 1956, NewYear’s Eve
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lyonel Trouillot and Robert Goodwill.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits.
Between Heaven and Hell, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching It's Up to You.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 31 December 1956
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Which were the important events of 31 December 1956 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Lyonel Trouillot
- Martin Joseph Fettman in Brooklyn: New York, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 58).
- Robert Goodwill: English farmer and politician.
- Helma Knorscheidt: German shot putter.
- Steve Rude: American author and illustrator.
- Hussein Salah: Djiboutian runner.
- Bob Barker makes his TV debut as host of the game show ''Truth or Consequences''.
- Asian flu pandemic originates in China.
- Minamata disease is discovered.
- The Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto section, is founded.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1956 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Harry Belafonte - Mary's Boy Child
- Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele & The Steelmen
- The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
- Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
- Ma He's Making Eyes At Me - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra With Marie Adams
- The Green Door - Frankie Vaughan
- Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
- Malcolm Vaughan - My Special Angel
- Paul Anka - I Love You Baby
- Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?