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Saturday 17 March 1956, St. Patrick's Day

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Will Rigby and François Raulin. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Forbidden Planet, directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox, 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 Boomtown.
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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 ?

Forbidden Planet

Directed by: Fred McLeod Wilcox

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen

Country: United States

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The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles

Country: United States

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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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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Eisenhower Seeking second term
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leonard Hall -- Mar. 12, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7452

Books

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

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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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

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

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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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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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