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Thursday 13 September 1956

1956-09-13

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Attack, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Conflict

Starring: Rex Reason, Will Hutchins, James Garner, Jacques Sernas

Country: United States

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Aggie

Starring: Joan Shawlee

Country: United Kingdom

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 September 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
  • RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
  • Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
  • 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Also see September 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alain Ducasse: French chef and restaurateur who opened the most expensive restaurant in New York City in June 2000.
  • [Joan] Joni Sledge: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family).
  • Judy Blumberg: American ice skater, part of the Gold-medal winning ice dancing team with Michael Seibert, three times national champions.
  • Geri Jewell: American comedian, actress, motivational speaker, and disability and diversity consultant.
  • Anne Geddes: Australian-New Zealand photographer and fashion designer.
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Facts:
  • Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
  • In the USA, IBM introduces the IBM 350 Disk File, the first hard drive, as part of the IBM RAMAC 305 computer. The drive features fifty double-sided 24-inch diameter platters, served by one arm and one read/write head. Capacity is about 5MB, and transfer rate is 8800 characters per second.
  • The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1956?

  • Life: Siobhan McKenna
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Wm. McChesney Martin -- Sep. 10, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7478

Books

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

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

Good condition book with fair DJ. Boards are clean with minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Content clean with age toning to pages and a solid binding.

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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

Good condition book without dust jacket. Boards are clean with a little wear namely sunning to spine and bumped spine ends. Book has clean and bright contents.

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