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Monday 18 June 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 18, 1956). 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 King and I, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opportunity Knocks.
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What the sky looked like on 18 June 1956

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Movies

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The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Country: United States

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Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Country: United States

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The Third Key

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

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The Fastest Gun Alive

Directed by: Russell Rouse

Starring: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn

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Smiley

Directed by: Anthony Kimmins

Starring: Colin Petersen, Bruce Archer, Ralph Richardson, John McCallum

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TV Series

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

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Historical Events

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 18, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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Comfort Me With Apples

By: Peter De Vries

A laugh-out-loud novel about teenage pretensions and adult delusions from an author whom the New York Times has called “a Balzac of the station wagon set” Chick Swallow and his best

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The Quiet American

By: Graham Greene

Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of

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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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