It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

  • Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
    directed by Robert Rossen
    starring: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom
  • IkiruIkiru
    directed by Akira Kurosawa
    starring: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori
  • Forbidden PlanetForbidden Planet
    directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox
    starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
  • The SearchersThe Searchers
    directed by John Ford
    starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles
  • Doctor at SeaDoctor at Sea
    directed by Ralph Thomas
    starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda De Banzie, Brigitte Bardot
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Saturday, 24 March 1956 ?


Holidays
  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)

Famous People born
Steve Ballmer: American businessman

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Personalised Chocolate Gifts

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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkle

Don't Go Near the Water

by William Brinkle


The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

The Last Hurrah

by Edwin O'Connor


O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Peyton Place

by Grace Metalious


When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists.

Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

Auntie Mame

by Patrick Dennis


Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks.

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New York Hospital Surgery RCA TV Television (1956)New York Hospital Surgery RCA TV Television (1956)
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Omega Model 851/B, 931/C, 850/C Watch (1956)Omega Model 851/B, 931/C, 850/C Watch (1956)
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Flying Rescue In Hells Canyon Standard Oil Co (1956)Flying Rescue In Hells Canyon Standard Oil Co (1956)
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