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Saturday 16 June 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. The Great Locomotive Chase, directed by Francis Lyon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rosemary Clooney Show.
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TV Series

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

The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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A Show Called Fred

Starring: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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The Edge of Night

Written by: Irving Vendig

Starring: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Great Locomotive Chase

Directed by: Francis Lyon

Starring: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York

Country: United States

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Rififi

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Jean Servais, Carl Mhner, Robert Manuel

Country: United States

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The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

Country: United States

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While the City Sleeps

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 June 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
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Facts:
  • 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill Country Club - New York
  • 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Carroll Baker
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jacques Barzun -- June 11, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7465

Books

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

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.

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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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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Comfort Me With Apples

By: Peter De Vries

A laugh-out-loud novel about teenage pretensions and adult delusions from an author whom the New York Times has called “a Balzac of the station wagon set” Chick Swallow and his best

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