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Thursday 13 September 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 13, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alain Ducasse and Geri Jewell. 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 Single Pebble by John Hersey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Noah's Ark.
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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

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Holidays:
  • 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
  • RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
  • Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
  • 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Also see September 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alain Ducasse: French chef and restaurateur who opened the most expensive restaurant in New York City in June 2000.
  • Geri Jewell: American comedian, actress, motivational speaker, and disability and diversity consultant.
  • Béatrice Libert (actress)
  • Anne Geddes: Australian-New Zealand photographer and fashion designer.
  • [Joan] Joni Sledge: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family).
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Facts:
  • Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
  • In the USA, IBM introduces the IBM 350 Disk File, the first hard drive, as part of the IBM RAMAC 305 computer. The drive features fifty double-sided 24-inch diameter platters, served by one arm and one read/write head. Capacity is about 5MB, and transfer rate is 8800 characters per second.
  • The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.

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Planetary positions on this day

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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 Single Pebble

By: John Hersey

A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites.

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A Certain Smile

By: Francoise Sagan

Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953.

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A Walk On The Wild Side

By: Nelson Algren

With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a

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Imperial Woman

By: Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head

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