Saturday February 11, 1956

US date format: 2/11/1956, UK date format: 11/2/1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 11, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Didier Lockwood and Kathleen Beller in Queens. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Des gens sans importance, directed by Henri Verneuil, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Des gens sans importance

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Pierre Mondy, Yvette Etiévant

Carousel

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

Country: United States of America

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Country: United States of America

Los gavilanes

Directed by: Vicente Oroná

Starring: Pedro Infante, Lilia Prado, Ana Bertha Lepe, Ángel Infante

Picnic

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 11, 1956?


    Holidays

  • World Day of the Sick.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • National Foundation Day in Japan (See Holidays of Japan.)
  • National Youth Day in Cameroon.
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    Events

  • British spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean resurface in the Soviet Union after being missing for 5 years.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

Alfred Marks Time

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Books

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

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.

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 …

The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.


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