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Saturday 8 September 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stefan Johannsson and Mick Brown. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Lust for Life, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial.
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Movies

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Lust for Life

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald

Country: United States

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The Bad Seed

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones

Country: United States

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States

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1984

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling

Country: United States

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Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial

Starring: Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

Hey, Jeannie!

Written by: Charles Isaacs

Starring: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo

Country: United States

Treasure Hunt

Starring: Jan Murray, Greta Thyssen, Pat White, Marian Stafford

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu

Starring: Glen Gordon, Lester Matthews, Clark Howat, Carla Balenda

Country: United States

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Armchair Theatre

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Stefan Johannsson: Swedish race car driver in formula one series who drove for Ferrari in 1986, but switched to McLaren in 1987.
  • Mick Brown: American drummer (Dokken Tooth and Nail and T & N).
  • David Carr: American journalist and author (d. 2015).
  • Maurice Cheeks: American basketball player and coach.
  • Fad Gadget: English singer and musician (Born 1956).
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Books

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Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed ...

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

This story of a tontine (a strange and enticing form of gamble, part lottery, part insurance) begins with the day when the battle of Waterloo was fought and ends when the nineteenth century was drawing to a close....

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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An Episode Of Sparrows

By: Rumer Godden

An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

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