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Sunday 16 December 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position 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 This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wedding Day.
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What the sky looked like on 16 December 1956

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

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

Country: United States

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The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by: Jean Delannoy

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

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Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin

Directed by: Ernst Marischka

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

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Dance with Me, Henry

Directed by: Charles Barton

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

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TV Series

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

Wedding Day

Directed by: Andre Gordon

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Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Alastair Reid

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Give Us This Day

Directed by: Adam Stern

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Catherine Jacob: French actress, she won the Cesar award in 1988 for Best promising actress, playing in "Life is a long quiet river".
  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux
  • Spagna : Italian singer-songwriter.
  • Lizzy Descloux: French musician singer-songwriter composer actress writer and painter (d. 2004).
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Facts:
  • Fanny closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 16, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 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

Books

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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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

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

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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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Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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