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Wednesday 16 May 1956

1956-05-16

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

Country: United States

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While the City Sleeps

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kchi

Country: United States

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Godzilla

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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A Show Called Fred

Starring: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Country: United Kingdom

The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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The Edge of Night

Written by: Irving Vendig

Starring: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • H B Reese: American confectioner, founder of Reese's (Born 1876).
Facts:
  • Kraft Theater presents an act from Profiles in Courage
  • Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey versus Australia at the Oval.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1956 ?

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Gainsborough look fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Marilyn Monroe -- May 14, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7461

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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