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Friday 13 April 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Peter 'Possum' Bourne and Michael Nikolay. In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. The Swan, directed by Charles Vidor, 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 Telephone Time.
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TV Series

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

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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The Edge of Night

Written by: Irving Vendig

Starring: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Country: United States

The Wakey Wakey Tavern

Starring: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Boomtown

Starring: Bill O'Brien

Country: United States

Jane Eyre

Starring: Daphne Slater, Stanley Baker, Dorothy Black, Joyce Chancellor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Swan

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States

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Sawdust and Tinsel

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: ke Grnberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman

Country: United States

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Awaara

Directed by: Raj Kapoor

Starring: Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis, Raj Kapoor

Country: United States

The Man Who Never Was

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng

Country: United States

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The Harder They Fall

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 April 1956 ?

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Facts:
  • KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1956?

  • Life: Grace Kellys swan song
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ralph Reed -- Apr. 9, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7456

Books

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

Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed ...

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An Episode Of Sparrows

By: Rumer Godden

An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

This story of a tontine (a strange and enticing form of gamble, part lottery, part insurance) begins with the day when the battle of Waterloo was fought and ends when the nineteenth century was drawing to a close....

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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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