Saturday 17 March 1956, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1956, UK date format: 17/3/1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart 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 Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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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 of America

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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 of America

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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 of America

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TV Series

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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 of America

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Historical Events

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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....
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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Books

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Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed …

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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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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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