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Wednesday 19 December 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Mari and Jimmy Cauty. 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 Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boyd Q.C..
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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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Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1956 ?

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.
  • John Bodkin Adams is arrested for the murder of 2 patients in Eastbourne, Great Britain.

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

Arthritis And Common Sense

By: Dale Alexander

Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find

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The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

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The Tribe That Lost Its Head

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

Five hundred miles off the southwest coast of Africa lies the island of Pharamaul, a British Protectorate, governed from Whitehall through a handful of devoted British civilians.

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Three Saints And A Sinner

By: Louise Hall Tharp

Little, Brown, 1956, 1st, Very good., Text clean. No dust jacket. Private bookplate. Light wear. 406 pages. First edition. [Biography, Julia Ward Howe, Louisa Ward, Samuel Ward, Annie Ward] Out-of-print and

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