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Wednesday 19 December 1956

1956-12-19

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 this week ?

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States

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The King and Four Queens

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes

Country: United States

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Anastasia

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Boyd Q.C.

Starring: Michael Denison, Charles Leno

Country: United Kingdom

Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers

Written by: Douglas Heyes

Starring: Philip Carey, Warren Stevens, Patrick Whyte

Country: United States

West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alice Barrett in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Frankie Frame - Another World).
  • Phil Harris: American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (Born 1956).
  • Tom Lawless: American baseball player and manager.
  • Shane McEntee: Irish farmer and politician Minister of State for Food Horticulture and Food Safety (d. 2012).
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Facts:
  • Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.
  • John Bodkin Adams is arrested for the murder of 2 patients in Eastbourne, Great Britain.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Seven sacraments
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carl-Gustaf Rossby -- Dec. 17, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7492

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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