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Wednesday 19 December 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 19, 1956). 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. Carnival in Moscow, directed by Eldar Ryazanov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Life Of The Party by Bennett Cerf was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wedding Day.
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What the sky looked like on 19 December 1956

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Movies

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Carnival in Moscow

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Igor Ilyinsky, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Yuri Belov, Georgiy Kulikov

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Full of Life

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Judy Holliday, Richard Conte, Salvatore Baccaloni, Esther Minciotti

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It's Great to Be Young!

Directed by: Cyril Frankel

Starring: John Mills, Cecil Parker, John Salew, Elizabeth Kentish

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Rodan

Directed by: Ishirô Honda

Starring: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori

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Checkpoint

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Anthony Steel, Odile Versois, Stanley Baker, James Robertson Justice

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TV Series

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Wedding Day

Directed by: Andre Gordon

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Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Alastair Reid

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Give Us This Day

Directed by: Adam Stern

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 19, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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The Life Of The Party

By: Bennett Cerf

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The Unicorn And Other Poems

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The author of Gift from the Sea presents a collection of poems that offers enduring meditations on love, loss, beauty, and the sweep of time. 15,000 first printing.

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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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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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