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Tuesday 11 December 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lani Brockman and Andrew Lansley. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. Baby Doll, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Tribe That Lost Its Head by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Air Power.
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TV Series

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

Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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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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Wire Service

Starring: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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Anastasia

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Written on the Wind

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack

Country: United States

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The Teahouse of the August Moon

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Ky

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
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Facts:
  • Anti-Russian demonstrations in Stettin and Wroclaw, Poland.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Olympian Morrow
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Wladyslaw Gomulka -- Dec. 10, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7491

Books

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

The Tribe That Lost Its Head

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

Five hundred miles off the southwest coast of Africa lies the island of Pharamaul, a British Protectorate, governed from Whitehall through a handful of devoted British civilians.

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Autumn Across America

By: Edwin Way Teale

The account of a roving 20,000-mile pilgrimage across 26 states coast to coast--from Cape Cod to California--through the year's most colorful season.

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Much Ado About Me

By: Fred Allen

Radio and film star Fred Allen's autobiography: Much Ado About Me.

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The Loving Couple

By: Virginia Rowans

"THE LOVING COUPLE: HIS STORY BY VIRGINIA ROWANS, AUTHOR OF "HOUSE PARTY". "He stepped out of his pajama bottoms, hung them up with great care, opened the bathroom door, and stalked---silent,

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