Sunday December 16, 1956

US date format: 12/16/1956, UK date format: 16/12/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Jacob and Lizzy Mercier Descloux. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. Baby Doll, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Three Saints And A Sinner by Louise Hall Tharp was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wedding Day.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Country: United States of America

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

Country: United States of America

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by: Jean Delannoy

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny

Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin

Directed by: Ernst Marischka

Starring: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth

Dance with Me, Henry

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau, Rusty Hamer


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 16, 1956?


  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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  • Fanny closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances

    Famous Deaths

  • Nina Hamnett: Welsh-English painter (d. 1956).
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 16, 1956?

    Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray
  2. The Green Door - Frankie Vaughan
  3. Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
  4. Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
  5. Rip It Up - Bill Haley & His Comets
Sport Games on December 16, 1956

Sport Games on December 16, 1956


    American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - San Francisco 49ers : 17 - 30
  • Chicago Cardinals - Cleveland Browns : 24 - 7
  • Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears : 21 - 38
  • Green Bay Packers - Los Angeles Rams : 21 - 49
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Washington Redskins : 23 - 0
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Wedding Day

Directed by: Andre Gordon

Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey


Directed by: Tim Johnson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Alastair Reid


Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Magazine Covers

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


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

Three Saints And A Sinner

By: Louise Hall Tharp

Little, Brown, 1956, 1st, Very good., Text clean. No dust jacket. Private bookplate. Light wear. 406 pages. First edition. [Biography, Julia Ward Howe, Louisa Ward, Samuel Ward, Annie Ward] Out-of-print and

These Thousand Hills

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

A tale of the later Old West

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.

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.

The Life Of The Party

By: Bennett Cerf

The Life of the Party

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