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Friday 12 October 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 12, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emilio Charles and David Vanian. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Written on the Wind, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Other Man.
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What the sky looked like on 12 October 1956

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Movies

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Written on the Wind

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States

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Julie

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

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Jungle Hell

Directed by: Norman A. Cerf

Starring: Sabu, K.T. Stevens, David Bruce, George E. Stone

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Between Heaven and Hell

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

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Pillars of the Sky

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond, Keith Andes

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TV Series

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

The Other Man

Directed by: Richard Eyre

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The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

Starring: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor

Country: United States

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David Copperfield

Directed by: Delbert Mann

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Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

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The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Emilio Charles: Mexican wrestler (d. 2012).
  • David Vanian: English singer-songwriter (The Damned and Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords).
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 12, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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The Nun'S Story

By: Kathryn Hulme

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Richard The Third

By: Paul Murray Kendall

"The best biography of Richard III that has been written."―A. L. Rowse, Chicago Tribune Paul Murray Kendall's masterful account of the life of England's King Richard III has remained the standard

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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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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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