Wednesday 12 December 1956

US date format: 12/12/1956, UK date format: 12/12/1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 12, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sondra Theodore and Ana Alicia Ortiz. 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 Much Ado About Me by Fred Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wedding Day.
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Movies

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Country: United States of America

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The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

Country: United States of America

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by: Jean Delannoy

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny

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Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin

Directed by: Ernst Marischka

Starring: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth

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Dance with Me, Henry

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer

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TV Series

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Wedding Day

Directed by: Andre Gordon

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Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey

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Home

Directed by: Tim Johnson

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Alastair Reid

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Beginning of the Irish Republican Army's ''Border Campaign''.
  • Japan becomes a member of the United Nations.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1956 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray
  2. The Green Door - Frankie Vaughan
  3. Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
  4. Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
  5. Rip It Up - Bill Haley & His Comets

Books

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

Much Ado About Me

By: Fred Allen

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

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The Life Of The Party

By: Bennett Cerf

The Life of the Party

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Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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The Wreck Of The Mary Deare

By: Hammond Innes

The battered hulk of a huge ship looms out of the stinging spray of a furious gale. Only one man, half-mad, remains aboard, working without sleep or sustenance to save her

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