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Wednesday 18 January 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 18, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elli Medeiros and Sharon Mitchell. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Helen of Troy, directed by Robert Wise, 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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Helen of Troy

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Stanley Baker, Rossana Podestà, Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Sernas

Country: United States

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Charleys Tante

Directed by: Hans Quest

Starring: Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler, Claus Biederstaedt, Walter Giller

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Diane

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan

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The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

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Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Penelope

Directed by: Mark Palansky

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St. Ives

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Judge Roy Bean

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The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 18, 1956 - Geocentric view

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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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Island In The Sun

By: Alec Waugh

First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

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Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

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A Charmed Life

By: Mary McCarthy

The life of a writer is flipped upside down when she reconnects with her roots—and her remarried ex-husband—in this witty autobiographical novel by bestselling author Mary McCarthyFormer actress and budding playwright

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