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Sunday 24 June 1956

1956-06-24

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, directed by Fred F. Sears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor 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 ?

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis

Country: United States

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Seven Samurai

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima

Country: United States

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The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno

Country: United States

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Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn

Country: United States

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The Great Locomotive Chase

Directed by: Francis Lyon

Starring: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Steve Allen Plymouth Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson

Country: United States

The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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A Show Called Fred

Starring: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Country: United Kingdom

The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joe Penny: British-American film and TV actor.
  • Michael Coleman: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014).
  • Owen Paterson: English politician Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
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Facts:
  • Steve Allen Show, returns on NBC-TV
  • 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
  • WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Music Charts

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

  • Life: Air age pilot in plane
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dwight Eisenhower -- June 18, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7466

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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