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Monday 17 September 1956

1956-09-17

It was Monday, 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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Old Newspapers

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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 ?

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot

Starring: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Country: United Kingdom

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Circus Boy

Starring: Micky Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Robert Lowery, Bimbo the Elephant

Country: United States

The Buccaneers

Starring: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Country: United Kingdom

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The Sheriff of Cochise

Written by: Mort Briskin

Starring: John Bromfield, Stan Jones

Country: United States

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Conflict

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Brian Andreas: American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher.
  • Thad Bosley: American major league baseball player.
  • Mandawuy Yunupingu: Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Yothu Yindi) (d. 2013).
  • Karen Fowler: American contestant on a TV game show called Big Brother, a show set in "real time.
  • Rita Rudner: American comedian.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Black students enter Clay Ky elementary school
  • Television is first broadcast in Australia.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Skin Divers in Doria
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Estes Kefauver -- Sep. 17, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7479

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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