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Tuesday 31 July 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on July 31, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ernie Dingo and Michael Biehn. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Canyon River, directed by Harmon Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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Movies

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Canyon River

Directed by: Harmon Jones

Starring: George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, Peter Graves, Richard Eyer

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Storm Center

Directed by: Daniel Taradash

Starring: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

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Walk the Proud Land

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley, Charles Drake

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Country: United States

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Girls in Prison

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Adele Jergens, Helen Gilbert

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TV Series

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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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Lui e lei

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
  • St. Helen of Skofde
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ernie Dingo: Australian Aboriginal actor and comedian with a magnetic screen presence who has broken new ground in the popular presentation of his native culture during an extensive and remarkable career in film and television.
  • Michael Biehn: American actor director producer and screenwriter.
  • Paul-Marie Coûteaux: French politician, writer, and former member of the European Parliament for Ile-de-France with the Mouvement pour la France, member of the Bureau of the Independence and Democracy and member of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs.
  • Deval Patrick: American lawyer and politician, Governor of Massachusetts from January 2007.
  • Jacinta De Roeck: Director of HVV, the Humanistic Organization in Belgium.
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Facts:
  • August – The exhibition ''This Is Tomorrow'' opens at Whitechapel Art Gallery in London.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 31, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
  2. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand
  4. Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl - Teresa Brewer
  5. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel

Books

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

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

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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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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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The Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

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