Sunday 11 March 1956

US date format: 3/11/1956, UK date format: 11/3/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 11, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include D J MacHale and Curtis L Brown Jr in Elizabethtown. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Never Was, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Surprised By Joy by C.S. Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Movies

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The Man Who Never Was

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Country: United States of America

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Othello

Directed by: Sergei Yutkevich

Starring: Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov, Vladimir Soshalsky

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1984

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Country: United States of America

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The Killer Is Loose

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Alan Hale Jr.

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Backlash

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell, John McIntire

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

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Boomtown

Starring: Bill O'Brien

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Zambia - Youth Day.
  • Saint Rosina
  • Saint Alberta
  • Saint Vindician
  • Blessed Auria
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Facts:
  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • After having opened in London the previous year, Laurence Olivier's film, ''Richard III'', adapted from Shakespeare's play, has its U.S. premiere in theatres and on NBC Television on the same day. On TV it is not shown in prime time, but as an afternoon matinée, in a slightly cut version. It is one of the first such experiments of its kind. Olivier is later nominated for an Oscar for his performance.
  • 96 U.S. Congressmen sign the Southern Manifesto, a protest against the 1954 Supreme Court ruling (''Brown v. Board of Education'') that desegregated public education.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 500 for the first time rising 2.40 points, or 0.48%, to 500.24.

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Books

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Surprised By Joy

By: C.S. Lewis

"A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere .

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The Secret Of The Hittites

By: C.W. Ceram

Hardcover book is good. Tight binding. Very readable.

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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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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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