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Friday 23 March 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laura Thorne and Jose Manuel Barroso. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Alexander the Great, directed by Robert Rossen, 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 The Wakey Wakey Tavern.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Alexander the Great

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

The Wakey Wakey Tavern

Starring: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

Country: United Kingdom

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 March 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
  • Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Laura Thorne: chef (named one of ten best American chefs).
  • Jose Manuel Barroso: Portuguese politician.
  • Julia Glass: American author and winner of the 2002 National Book Award for "Three Junes," her first novel, Glass is the older of two girls.
  • Serena Grandi: Italian film actress with not much talent but a great shape, launched as a sex symbol.
  • José Barroso: Portuguese academic and politician 115th Prime Minister of Portugal.
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Facts:
  • Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic Republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
  • Sudan becomes independent
  • Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)

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

Paperback edition by Pocket Books, 920 pages with illustrations.

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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

A much-loved English novel reminiscent of The Secret GardenSomeone has dug up the private garden in the square and taken buckets of dirt, and Miss Angela Chesney of the Garden Committee is sure that a gang of boys from run-down ...

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