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Wednesday 12 September 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 12, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leslie Cheung and Ricky Rudd. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. The Last Wagon, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Noah's Ark.
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What the sky looked like on 12 September 1956

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Movies

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The Last Wagon

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig

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Death in the Garden

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel, Michel Piccoli

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Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Country: United States

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Back from Eternity

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

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Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

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The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

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Man Against Crime

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Aggie

Starring: Joan Shawlee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 September 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
  • Cape Verde - National Day
  • Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
  • RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Leslie Cheung: Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2003).
  • Ricky Rudd: American race car driver and sportscaster.
  • Corinne Jacobson Colson
  • Serge Kos: French newsmaker, an unemployed youth who died on 18 February 1981, aged 25, of hunger and cold in a hangar in Sochaux.
  • Barry Andrews: English singer and keyboard player (XTC Shriekback and The League of Gentlemen).
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Facts:
  • Black students enter and are barred from Clay Ky elementary school

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 12, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
  2. Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms
  3. Rockin' Through The Rye - Bill Haley & His Comets
  4. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  5. Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand

Books

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

A Thing Of Beauty

By: A.J. Cronin

In his celebrated novel THE CITADEL, A. J. Cronin wrote of a dedicated man of medicine; in THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM he wrote the compelling story of a man of

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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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In Search Of Adam

By: Herbert Wendt

This is a new release of the original 1956 edition.

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Guestward Ho!

By: Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho! is told by Barbara Hooton to Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame. A story of the Barbara's often hilarious transition from upscale socialite to New Mexico dude ranch

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