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Monday 11 June 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 11, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joe Montana and Ray Nagin. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Safari, directed by Terence Young, 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 Opportunity Knocks.
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What the sky looked like on 11 June 1956

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Movies

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Safari

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Victor Mature, Janet Leigh, John Justin, Roland Culver

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The Naked Hills

Directed by: Josef Shaftel

Starring: David Wayne, Keenan Wynn, James Barton, Marcia Henderson

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Gunslinger

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: John Ireland, Beverly Garland, Allison Hayes, Martin Kingsley

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The Proud Ones

Directed by: Robert D. Webb

Starring: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton

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Trapeze

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

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TV Series

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

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Joe Montana: American football quarterback who led the San Francisco '49ers to a Super Bowl XIX championship on 1/20/1985.
  • Ray Nagin: Politician.
  • Steven A Cohen: American hedge fund manager.
  • Arthur Porter: Canadian physician and academic (d. 2015).
  • Simon Plouffe: Canadian mathematician and academic.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Corrado Alvaro: Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61.
  • Ralph Morgan: Actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), dies at 73.
Facts:
  • Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 11, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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Bay Window Bohemia

By: Oscar Lewis

Bay Window Bohemia: The Brilliang Artistic World Of Gaslit San Fr, by Lewis, Oscar

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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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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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