Wednesday June 13, 1956

US date format: 6/13/1956, UK date format: 13/6/1956

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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 13, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Blair Chapman and Pedro Larraquy. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Safari, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opportunity Knocks.
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Movies

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Safari

Safari

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Victor Mature, Janet Leigh, John Justin, Roland Culver

The Naked Hills

The Naked Hills

Directed by: Josef Shaftel

Starring: David Wayne, Keenan Wynn, James Barton, Marcia Henderson

Gunslinger

Gunslinger

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: John Ireland, Beverly Garland, Allison Hayes, Martin Kingsley

The Proud Ones

The Proud Ones

Directed by: Robert D. Webb

Starring: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton

Trapeze

Trapeze

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
  • Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Roman Empire ? Quinquatrus Minusculae held in honor of Minerva
  • Roman Empire ? seventh day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
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Events

  • Shangri-La opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Panorama

Panorama

Lui e lei

Lui e lei

Scaramouche

Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries

Comfort Me With Apples

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A laugh-out-loud novel about teenage pretensions and adult delusions from an author whom the New York Times has called “a Balzac of the station wagon set” Chick Swallow and his best

A Night To Remember by Walter Lord

A Night To Remember

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The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

Guestward Ho! by Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho!

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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

The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

The Mandarins

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"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

The Cross Of Iron by Willi Heinrich

The Cross Of Iron

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very good reading copy--ships quick--pit51


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