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Saturday 1 September 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vinnie Johnson and Philece Sampler. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, directed by Fritz Lang, 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 Hey, Jeannie!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling

Country: United States

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Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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Bigger Than Life

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Treasure Hunt

Starring: Jan Murray, Greta Thyssen, Pat White, Marian Stafford

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu

Starring: Glen Gordon, Lester Matthews, Clark Howat, Carla Balenda

Country: United States

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Hancock's Half Hour

Starring: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 September 1956 ?

  • Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
  • Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • Church of England - Saint Giles
  • Cameroon - Jour d'Union Nationale Camerounaise
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  • KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory.

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

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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Lady Sings The Blues

By: Billie Holiday and William Dufty

With photosOriginally released by Doubleday in 1956, Harlem Moon Classics celebrates the publication with the fiftieth-anniversary edition of Billie Holiday’s unforgettable and timeless memoir.

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Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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Guestward Ho!

By: Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho! is told by Barbara Hooton to Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame. A story of the Barbara's often hilarious transition from upscale socialite to New Mexico dude ranch

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