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Saturday 12 May 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Glenn Robbins and Bernie Federko. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Scaramouche.
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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1956

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Movies

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The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States

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Good-bye, My Lady

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

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The Harder They Fall

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Country: United States

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The Last Hunt

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget

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TV Series

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

Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Vampira Returns

The Children's Television Caravan

Nom-de-Plume

The Gabby Hayes Show

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Glenn Robbins: Australian comedian.
  • Bernie Federko: Canadian ice hockey player coach and manager.
  • Sergio Marchi: Argentinean-Canadian urban planner and politician 10th Canadian Minister of International Trade.
  • Asad Rauf: Pakistani cricketer and umpire.
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Facts:
  • East Pakistan is struck by cyclone and tidal waves.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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The Quiet American

By: Graham Greene

Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of

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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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Harry Of Monmouth

By: A.M. Maughan

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