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Sunday 11 March 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position 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 The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor 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

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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

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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

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Zambia - Youth Day.
  • Saint Rosina
  • Saint Alberta
  • Saint Vindician
  • Blessed Auria
Famous Birthdays:
  • Curtis L Brown Jr in Elizabethtown: North Carolina, USA; Major US Air Force/astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, 95).
  • D J MacHale: American author and television writer.
  • Pascal Jumel: French policeman turned gang leader, a thug who was arrested in July 1985 and sentenced in 1991 to seventeen years imprisonment for eight armed robberies committed between 1983 and 1985.
  • Rob Paulsen: American voice actor.
  • Willie Banks: American triple jumper.
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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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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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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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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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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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