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Sunday 16 September 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charles Fearing and Kevin R Kregel. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Attack, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Circus Boy.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Buccaneers

Starring: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Sheriff of Cochise

Written by: Mort Briskin

Starring: John Bromfield, Stan Jones

Country: United States

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Conflict

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

Country: United States

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Treasure Hunt

Starring: Jan Murray, Greta Thyssen, Pat White, Marian Stafford

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu

Starring: Glen Gordon, Lester Matthews, Clark Howat, Carla Balenda

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert

Country: United States

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Lust for Life

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald

Country: United States

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The Bad Seed

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones

Country: United States

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States

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1984

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling

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:
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Facts:
  • Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • Television broadcasting commences in Australia.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Siobhan McKenna
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Wm. McChesney Martin -- Sep. 10, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7478

Books

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

A Certain Smile

By: Francoise Sagan

Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953.

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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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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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A Republican Looks At His Party

By: Arthur Larson

A key Eisenhower adviser speaks about modern Republicanism.

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