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Saturday 16 June 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 16, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Safari, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opportunity Knocks.
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What the sky looked like on 16 June 1956

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Movies

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

Safari

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Victor Mature, Janet Leigh, John Justin, Roland Culver

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The Naked Hills

Directed by: Josef Shaftel

Starring: David Wayne, Keenan Wynn, James Barton, Marcia Henderson

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Gunslinger

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: John Ireland, Beverly Garland, Allison Hayes, Martin Kingsley

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The Proud Ones

Directed by: Robert D. Webb

Starring: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton

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Trapeze

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

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TV Series

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

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 16, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

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Books

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

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Guestward Ho!

By: Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho! is told by Barbara Hooton to Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame. A story of the Barbara's often hilarious transition from upscale socialite to New Mexico dude ranch

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A Walk On The Wild Side

By: Nelson Algren

With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a

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