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Friday 18 May 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki in Tekushima and Catherine Corsini. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rosemary Clooney Show.
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TV Series

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

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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The Edge of Night

Written by: Irving Vendig

Starring: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Godzilla

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

Country: United States

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kchi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 May 1956 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Mickey Mantle hits homerun from both sides of plate for record third time.
  • Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • First ascent of Lhotse 8,516 meters, by a Swiss team.
  • Lhotse (main), the fourth highest mountain, is first ascended.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Gainsborough look fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Marilyn Monroe -- May 14, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7461

Books

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

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 Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

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Eloise

By: Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

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The Abode Of Love

By: Aubrey Menen

NY 1956 1st (A) Scribners. The conception, financing and daily routine of an English harem in the middle of the 19th century described in the form of a novel.

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