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Wednesday 16 May 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lui e lei.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1956

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Movies

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

The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States

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The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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Good-bye, My Lady

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

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The Harder They Fall

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

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, Bernard Miles

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • H B Reese: American confectioner, founder of Reese's (Born 1876).
Facts:
  • Kraft Theater presents an act from Profiles in Courage
  • Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey versus Australia at the Oval.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1956 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Ronnie Hilton - No Other Love
  2. The Poor People Of Paris - Winifred Atwell
  3. Teresa Brewer - A Tear Fell
  4. Kay Starr - Rock And Roll Waltz
  5. Lost John / Stewball - Lonnie Donegan

Books

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

How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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The Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

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The Secret Of The Hittites

By: C.W. Ceram

Hardcover book is good. Tight binding. Very readable.

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Harry Of Monmouth

By: A.M. Maughan

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