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This Week in History, Jan. 2-5, 1956:

The number one movie is “The Man With the Golden Arm” starring Frank Sinatra.

The number one song is “Rock and Roll Waltz” by Kay Starr.

New Order singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner was born and Russian composer Alexander Gretchaninov died.

Quote: “We will bury you,” said Nikita Khrushchev.

-Information compiled by Mike Hack


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