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Sunday 16 September 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 16, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Copperfield and Dave Blood. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. The Last Wagon, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Noah's Ark.
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What the sky looked like on 16 September 1956

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Movies

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

The Last Wagon

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig

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Death in the Garden

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel, Michel Piccoli

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Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Country: United States

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Back from Eternity

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

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Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

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The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

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Man Against Crime

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Aggie

Starring: Joan Shawlee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Conflict

Starring: Rex Reason, Will Hutchins, James Garner, Jacques Sernas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Copperfield: American magician, a natural-born showman world famous with his outstanding productions of some 500 live performances a year plus TV spectaculars.
  • Dave Blood: Musician.
  • Charles Fearing: Rock guitarist (Raydio).
  • Kevin R Kregel: NYC, New York -- Pilot / Astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87).
  • Mark Daniel Gearan: Gardner, Massachusetts -- Campaign manager (Al Gore).
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Facts:
  • Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • Television broadcasting commences in Australia.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 16, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
  2. Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms
  3. Rockin' Through The Rye - Bill Haley & His Comets
  4. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  5. Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand

Books

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

The Ninth Wave

By: Eugene Burdick

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Afternoon Of An Autocrat

By: Norah Lofts

Hard Cover; Good; No Dust Jacket; Doubleday First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover, Good cloth covered boards with light edge rubbing.

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The Mandarins

By: Simone de Beauvoir

"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

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Arthritis And Common Sense

By: Dale Alexander

Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find

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