Monday September 17, 1956

US date format: 9/17/1956, UK date format: 17/9/1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Big Brother Karen and Aaron Lustig. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Teenage Wolfpack, directed by Georg Tressler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Walk On The Wild Side by Nelson Algren was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching David Copperfield.
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Movies

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Teenage Wolfpack

Directed by: Georg Tressler

Starring: Horst Buchholz, Karin Baal, Christian Doermer, Jo Herbst

Toward the Unknown

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith, Charles McGraw

The Last Wagon

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig

Death in the Garden

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel, Michel Piccoli

Attack

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 17, 1956?


    Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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    Events

  • Black students enter Clay Ky elementary school
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 17, 1956?


    Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
  2. Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms
  3. Rockin' Through The Rye - Bill Haley & His Comets
  4. Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  5. Tony Martin - Walk Hand In Hand

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

David Copperfield

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot

Directed by: Anthony Squire

Starring: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

Man Against Crime

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

A Walk On The Wild Side

By: Nelson Algren

With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a

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.

Beyond The Black Stump

By: Nevil Shute

The deepest darkest wilds of the Austrailan outback is the sun-baked setting for Nevil Shute’s novel of a romance that is tested by the differences between two young people’s home lives.

The Crucial Decade

By: Eric F. Goldman

USED. PB in acceptable condition. Wear to covers/edges/spine. Yellowing and some minor staining to pages. GREAT WORKING COPY!

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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