Friday 17 February 1956

US date format: 2/17/1956, UK date format: 17/2/1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 17, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eric Pecout and John Gabriel (basketball). 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. Jumping for Joy, directed by John Paddy Carstairs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Night To Remember by Walter Lord was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Movies

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Jumping for Joy

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, A.E. Matthews, Tony Wright

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Meet Me in Las Vegas

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas

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Des gens sans importance

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Pierre Mondy, Yvette Etiévant

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Carousel

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

Country: United States of America

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

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Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

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Jane Eyre

Starring: Daphne Slater, Stanley Baker, Dorothy Black, Joyce Chancellor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Nathaniel Titlark

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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.
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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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Books

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A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

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Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

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Aspects Of Love

By: David Garnett

Troubled desire and tangled emotions flowering against the glowing backgrounds of Southern France, Italy and Paris - in perilous defiance of the barriers of age.

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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