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..
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
directed by Akira Kurosawa
starring: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori
- Forbidden Planet
directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox
starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
- The Searchers
directed by John Ford
starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles
- Doctor at Sea
directed by Ralph Thomas
starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda De Banzie, Brigitte Bardot
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Which were the important events of Saturday, 24 March 1956 ?
Famous People born
- World Tuberculosis Day.
- Saint Simeon (died 1475)
- Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
- Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
: American businessman
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1956 ?
What news were making the headlines those days in March 1956 ?
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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.
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.
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.
Heinz Tomato Ketchup Jiffy Steak Logs (1956)
General Motors Pontiac (1956)
Hiram Walker Imperial Whiskey w/ Lou Whitman (1956)
Tell the world why Saturday, 24 March 1956 is such a special date for you!