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Friday 16 March 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 16, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Dixon and Ozzie Newsome. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Forbidden Planet, directed by Fred M. Wilcox, 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 Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 16 March 1956

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Movies

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Forbidden Planet

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Country: United States

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Raw Edge

Directed by: John Sherwood

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Yvonne De Carlo, Mara Corday, Neville Brand

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Alexander the Great

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Country: United States

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Who Done It?

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

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The Man Who Never Was

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

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Yo y Tú

Boomtown

Starring: Bill O'Brien

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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Facts:
  • US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 16, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

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Island In The Sun

By: Alec Waugh

First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

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A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

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