Monday January 16, 1956

US date format: 1/16/1956, UK date format: 16/1/1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 16, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Dale and Martin Jol. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Ransom!, directed by Alex Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Ransom!

Ransom!

Directed by: Alex Segal

Starring: Glenn Ford, Donna Reed, Leslie Nielsen, Juano Hernandez

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Stanley Baker, Rossana Podestà, Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Sernas

Country: United States of America

Charleys Tante

Charleys Tante

Directed by: Hans Quest

Starring: Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler, Claus Biederstaedt, Walter Giller

Diane

Diane

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

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Holidays

  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand

Events

  • Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine.

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Heidi

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Penelope

Penelope

Directed by: Mark Palansky

St. Ives

St. Ives

Judge Roy Bean

Judge Roy Bean

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

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A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter

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In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

An Episode Of Sparrows by Rumer Godden

An Episode Of Sparrows

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An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara

Ten North Frederick

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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 …

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea

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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

Something Of Value by Robert Ruark

Something Of Value

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Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively


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