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Saturday 17 March 1956, St. Patrick's Day

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Catherine Leprince. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Forbidden Planet, directed by Fred M. Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Secret Of The Hittites by C.W. Ceram was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 17 March 1956

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Movies

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Forbidden Planet

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Country: United States

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Raw Edge

Directed by: John Sherwood

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Yvonne De Carlo, Mara Corday, Neville Brand

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Alexander the Great

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Country: United States

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Who Done It?

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

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The Man Who Never Was

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

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Yo y Tú

Boomtown

Starring: Bill O'Brien

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Fred Allen: New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2012).
Facts:
  • 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show and Lucy Ball
  • In Hollywood, California, the 8th Annual Emmy Awards are presented. Best Action or Adventure Series: Disneyland

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 17, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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The Secret Of The Hittites

By: C.W. Ceram

Hardcover book is good. Tight binding. Very readable.

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The Search For Bridey Murphy

By: Morey Bernstein

First published in 1956, this classic is still fresh for today's New Age audiences. The tale of Bridey Murphy, the Irish woman who spoke through a hypnotized patient, is documented and

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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

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The Edge Of The Sea

By: Rachel Carson

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces

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