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Saturday 17 March 1956

1956-03-17

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Forbidden Planet, directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

Forbidden Planet

Directed by: Fred McLeod Wilcox

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen

Country: United States

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The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles

Country: United States

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Doctor at Sea

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda De Banzie, Brigitte Bardot

Country: United States

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The Conqueror

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendriz

Country: United States

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The Ladykillers

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Boomtown

Starring: Bill O'Brien

Country: United States

Jane Eyre

Starring: Daphne Slater, Stanley Baker, Dorothy Black, Joyce Chancellor

Country: United Kingdom

Corky and White Shadow

Starring: Buddy Ebsen, Darlene Gillespie, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Chinook

Country: United States

Camera Three

Starring: James Macandrew

Country: United States

Chevron Hall of Stars

Starring: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Fred Allen: New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2012).
Facts:
  • 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show and Lucy Ball
  • In Hollywood, California, the 8th Annual Emmy Awards are presented. Best Action or Adventure Series: Disneyland

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Music Charts

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

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Eisenhower Seeking second term
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leonard Hall -- Mar. 12, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7452

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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