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Friday 17 February 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Gabriel and Éric Pécout. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Doctor at Sea, directed by Ralph Thomas, 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 Jane Eyre.
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TV Series

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

Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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Vampira

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Doctor at Sea

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda De Banzie, Brigitte Bardot

Country: United States

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The Conqueror

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendriz

Country: United States

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The Ladykillers

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Carousel

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Gabriel: American basketball General Manager, Magic.
  • Éric Pécout: French football/soccer striker, who obtained 5 caps (one goal) for the French national team.
  • Richard Karn: American actor and game show host.
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Facts:
  • Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas of Great Britain.
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz and Oppelt of Austria.
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss of the USA.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Truman and MacArthur
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Juscelino Kubitschek -- Feb. 13, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7448

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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Herblock'S Here And Now

By: Herbert Block

Herbert Block has to be one of our greatest political cartoonists. Here is a great collection of his works during the days of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower in the

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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