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Saturday 15 December 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Leon and William Orbit. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Water, Water Everywhere by Emily Kimbrough was one of the best selling books.
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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States

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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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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Anastasia

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 December 1956 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Tony Leon: South African politician who served as leader of the opposition from 1999-2007 as leader of the Democratic Alliance.
  • William Orbit: English keyboard player and producer (Torch Song and Bassomatic).
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Facts:
  • KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after Irish Republican Army strikes.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Olympian Morrow
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Wladyslaw Gomulka -- Dec. 10, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7491

Books

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

Water, Water Everywhere

By: Emily Kimbrough

pleasures mishaps and gay adventures during a journey.

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Much Ado About Me

By: Fred Allen

Radio and film star Fred Allen's autobiography: Much Ado About Me.

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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

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Autumn Across America

By: Edwin Way Teale

The account of a roving 20,000-mile pilgrimage across 26 states coast to coast--from Cape Cod to California--through the year's most colorful season.

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