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Tuesday 18 December 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Reinhold Ewald and Ron White. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boyd Q.C..
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TV Series

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

Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Wire Service

Starring: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States

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The King and Four Queens

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes

Country: United States

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Anastasia

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • To Tell the Truth debuts on CBS-TV
  • Phil Rizzuto signs as New York Yankees radio-TV announcer.
  • Japan admitted to the United Nations.
  • Israeli flag hoisted on Mount Sinai.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Seven sacraments
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carl-Gustaf Rossby -- Dec. 17, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7492

Books

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

The Nun'S Story

By: Kathryn Hulme

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Men To Match My Mountains

By: Irving Stone

A collection of stories which provides an insight into the colorful and diverse personalities of the settlers who helped tame America's Far West.

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These Thousand Hills

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

A tale of the later Old West

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The New World

By: Winston S. Churchill

In Volume 2 of Winston Churchill’s epic four-volume account of British history, he details the turbulent period of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—taking us from the dramatic clashes of the powerful

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