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Tuesday 14 February 1956, Valentine's Day

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 14, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dave Dravecky pitcher (San Francisco Giants) and Ken Wahl. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Jumping for Joy, directed by John Paddy Carstairs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Movies

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Jumping for Joy

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, A.E. Matthews, Tony Wright

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Meet Me in Las Vegas

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas

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Des gens sans importance

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Pierre Mondy, Yvette Etiévant

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Carousel

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

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Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

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Jane Eyre

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 February 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
  • Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
  • Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
  • Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
  • Western World - Valentine's Day.
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Facts:
  • Verhoeven / Nauta / De King / Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
  • Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union.
  • The XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin's crimes in a secret speech.

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Books

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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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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

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Aspects Of Love

By: David Garnett

Troubled desire and tangled emotions flowering against the glowing backgrounds of Southern France, Italy and Paris - in perilous defiance of the barriers of age.

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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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