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Friday 14 December 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include T K Carter in Los Angeles and Linda Fabiani. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. The King and Four Queens, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The King and Four Queens

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes

Country: United States

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Written on the Wind

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Wire Service

Starring: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 December 1956 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
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  • Paul-Henri Spaak is appointed Secretary-General of NATO.

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

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

This Hallowed Ground

By: Bruce Catton

First published in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton’s classic account of the Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle in one brilliant volume.

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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The Loving Couple

By: Virginia Rowans

"THE LOVING COUPLE: HIS STORY BY VIRGINIA ROWANS, AUTHOR OF "HOUSE PARTY". "He stepped out of his pajama bottoms, hung them up with great care, opened the bathroom door, and stalked---silent,

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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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