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Tuesday 3 January 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mel Gibson in Peekskill and Willy T Ribbs. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while An Episode Of Sparrows by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chevron Hall of Stars.
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TV Series

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

Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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Vampira

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

All That Heaven Allows

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Arm

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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Day the World Ended

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens

Country: United States

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Tarantula

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States

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Diabolique

Directed by: H.G. Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Vra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 January 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
  • Feast day of St Genevieve
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mel Gibson in Peekskill: New York, USA; actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon, Conspiracy Theory).
  • Willy T Ribbs: American race-car driver.
  • Gioele Dix: Italian actor and comedian of Jewish descent.
  • Mel Gibson: American-Australian actor whose Irish-Catholic family moved to Australia when he was 12.
  • Nicole Mossoux: Belgian dancer and choreographer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • By popular demand, ''Peter Pan'', starring Mary Martin, is restaged live by Producers' Showcase on NBC-TV.

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Books

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

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 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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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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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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