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Thursday 7 June 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Dover and Antonio Reid. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. The Great Locomotive Chase, directed by Francis Lyon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rosemary Clooney Show.
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TV Series

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

The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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A Show Called Fred

Starring: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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The Edge of Night

Written by: Irving Vendig

Starring: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Great Locomotive Chase

Directed by: Francis Lyon

Starring: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York

Country: United States

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Rififi

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Jean Servais, Carl Mhner, Robert Manuel

Country: United States

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The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

Country: United States

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While the City Sleeps

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 June 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Luciana, virgin, martyr [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Blessed Maria Theresia of Soubiran (died 1889)
  • Saint Procopius [PCP (Paris), as Proces]
  • Saint Wulstan, bishop of Worcester, confessor (Translation day)
  • Malta - Sette giugno - Riot in Malta that began the road to self government and then independence.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Dover: Equestrian dressage (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Antonio Reid: American music producer.
  • Bonny Bakley: American newsfigure and homicide victim, the wife of actor Robert Blake, shot to death on 5/04/2001, Studio City, CA.
  • LA Reid: American songwriter and producer co-founded LaFace Records.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Julien Benda: French philosopher / writer (La trahison des clercs).
Facts:
  • Singapore government of Marshall resigns

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1956 ?

Top #4 songs in the UK
  1. Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
  2. Ronnie Hilton - No Other Love
  3. Lost John / Stewball - Lonnie Donegan
  4. David Whitfield - My September Love

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Civilization
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles Wilson -- June 4, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7464

Books

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

Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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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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Eloise

By: Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

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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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