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Monday 1 October 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leslie Burr-Howard and Sylvain Kassap. In UK Lay Down Your Arms by Anne Shelton was in the top 5 hits. The Ten Commandments, directed by Cecil B. de Mille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les belles histoires des pays d'en haut.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Wire Service

Starring: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

Starring: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor

Country: United States

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The Jonathan Winters Show

Starring: Jonathan Winters

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. de Mille

Starring: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

Country: United States

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Tea and Sympathy

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson

Country: United States

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Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert

Country: United States

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Lust for Life

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald

Country: United States

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The Bad Seed

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1956 ?

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:
  • 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.
  • Theresa May: English politician Secretary of State for the Home Department.
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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ancient Egypt
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robert Wagner -- Oct. 1, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7481

Books

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

A Thing Of Beauty

By: A.J. Cronin

In his celebrated novel THE CITADEL, A. J. Cronin wrote of a dedicated man of medicine; in THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM he wrote the compelling story of a man of

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The Ninth Wave

By: Eugene Burdick

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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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An Historian'S Approach To Religion

By: Arnold Joseph Toynbee

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