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Monday 18 June 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Benben and John Scott. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. The Great Locomotive Chase, directed by Francis Lyon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Steve Allen Plymouth Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Steve Allen Plymouth Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson

Country: United States

The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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A Show Called Fred

Starring: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Great Locomotive Chase

Directed by: Francis Lyon

Starring: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York

Country: United States

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Rififi

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Jean Servais, Carl Mhner, Robert Manuel

Country: United States

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The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

Country: United States

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While the City Sleeps

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 June 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Brian Benben: Winchester, Virginia -- Actor (Dream On, Gangster Chronicles).
  • John Scott: English organist and conductor (d. 2015).
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Facts:
  • Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as Brits leave Suez Canal
  • The last foreign troops leave Egypt.

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Music Charts

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Air age pilot in plane
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dwight Eisenhower -- June 18, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7466

Books

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

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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An Episode Of Sparrows

By: Rumer Godden

An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

This story of a tontine (a strange and enticing form of gamble, part lottery, part insurance) begins with the day when the battle of Waterloo was fought and ends when the nineteenth century was drawing to a close....

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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