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Wednesday 29 February 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jono Coleman and Peter Treuner. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Doctor at Sea, directed by Ralph Thomas, 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 Jane Eyre.
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 ?

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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The Ladykillers

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Carousel

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The NFL on CBS

Starring: Brian Piccolo, Gale Sayers, Jack Concannon, Al Del Greco

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 February 1956 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Jono Coleman: British-Australian larger-than-life radio funnyman, Jonathan 'Jono' Coleman was born in London but was 'deported' (or so he says) to Sydney, Australia, with his parents at an early age.
  • Peter Treuner: German cabaret artist who performs at the ‘academixer’ nightclub in Leipzig.
  • Jonathan Coleman: TV Show Host.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • President Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term
  • In Centerville, South Dakota, USA a building is hit by a falling meteorite.
  • Islamic Republic established in Pakistan.
  • US President Dwight Eisenhower announces he would seek a second term.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Earliest society
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William Holden -- Feb. 27, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7450

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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