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Tuesday 2 October 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Murphy Morobe and Charlie Adler. 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 Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley 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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The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

Starring: Dinah Shore

Country: United States

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Wire Service

Starring: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent

Country: United States

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Playhouse 90

Starring: Richard Joy

Country: United States

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 2 October 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul de Backer: Belgian radiologist, dies at 73.
  • George Bancroft: American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level.
Facts:
  • 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
  • First atomic power clock exhibited-New York City.

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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 ?

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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An Episode Of Sparrows

By: Rumer Godden

An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

This story of a tontine (a strange and enticing form of gamble, part lottery, part insurance) begins with the day when the battle of Waterloo was fought and ends when the nineteenth century was drawing to a close....

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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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