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Friday 16 November 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gregory Smith and Terry Labonte. In that special week of November people in US were listening to The Green Door by Jim Lowe. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Sharkfighters, directed by Jerry Hopper, 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 Air Power.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Wire Service

Starring: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Sharkfighters

Directed by: Jerry Hopper

Starring: Victor Mature, Karen Steele, James Olson

Country: United States

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Love Me Tender

Directed by: Robert D. Webb

Starring: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley

Country: United States

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Friendly Persuasion

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins

Country: United States

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I Vitelloni

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi

Country: United States

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 November 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gregory Smith: American social worker, writer and advocate for the disabled.
  • Terry Labonte: American race car driver and businessman.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Otori Tanigoro: Japanese sumo wrestler, the 24th Yokozuna (Born 1887).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Rosalind Russell
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dwight Eisenhower & Richard Nixon -- Nov. 12, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7487

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 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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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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Our Valiant Few

By: F Van Wyck Mason

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