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Tuesday 20 March 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Phillip Oppenhein and Catherine Ashton. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Ikiru, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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. On TV people were watching Boomtown.
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 ?

Ikiru

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori

Country: United States

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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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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 20 March 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 156-day strike against Westinghouse ends
  • Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp
  • Tunisia gains independence from France.
  • E Ochab succeeds Beirut as first Secretary of Polish CP.
  • Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes.

Music Charts

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Churchill on Britain
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pierre Poujade -- Mar. 19, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7453

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

This is a historical novel the action of which centers around the bizarre Waterloo Tontine.

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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

An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

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Videogames

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