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Saturday 3 March 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carlo Mazzacurati and Jim Barton. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Doctor at Sea, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jane Eyre.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Doctor at Sea

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda De Banzie, Brigitte Bardot

Country: United States

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The Conqueror

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendriz

Country: United States

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The Ladykillers

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 March 1956 ?

  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day
  • Bulgaria - Liberation Day.
  • Malawi - Martyr's Day.
  • Hinamatsuri - Japanese celebration day for girls.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
  • Indonesian government of Harahap resigns.
  • Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100 metre freestyle (1:04.2).
  • Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice New York Giants to stay in New York.

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Island In The Sun

By: Alec Waugh

First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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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 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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