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Monday 1 October 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 1, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Theresa May and Leslie Burr-Howard. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Between Heaven and Hell, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Hiram Holliday.
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What the sky looked like on 1 October 1956

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Movies

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Between Heaven and Hell

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

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Pillars of the Sky

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond, Keith Andes

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The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Country: United States

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Tension at Table Rock

Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren

Starring: Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone, Cameron Mitchell, Billy Chapin

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Liane, Jungle Goddess

Directed by: Eduard von Borsody

Starring: Marion Michael, Hardy Krüger, Irene Galter, Peter Mosbacher

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TV Series

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The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

Starring: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor

Country: United States

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David Copperfield

Directed by: Delbert Mann

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Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

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The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

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Les belles histoires des pays d'en haut

Starring: Andrée Champagne, Jean-Pierre Masson

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Theresa May: English politician Secretary of State for the Home Department.
  • Leslie Burr-Howard: Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Sylvain Kassap: French jazz musician (saxophone, clarinet) and composer.
  • Andrus Ansip: Estonian engineer and politician 15th Prime Minister of Estonia.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Stan Ockers: Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36.
Facts:
  • Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
  • Johnny Heckmann rides seven winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 01, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Books

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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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A Certain Smile

By: Francoise Sagan

Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953.

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The Loving Couple

By: Virginia Rowans

"THE LOVING COUPLE: HIS STORY BY VIRGINIA ROWANS, AUTHOR OF "HOUSE PARTY". "He stepped out of his pajama bottoms, hung them up with great care, opened the bathroom door, and stalked---silent,

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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.

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