Sunday February 19, 1956

US date format: 2/19/1956, UK date format: 19/2/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 19, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kathleen Beller and Philippe Lizon. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Jumping for Joy, directed by John Paddy Carstairs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Night To Remember by Walter Lord was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Movies

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Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, A.E. Matthews, Tony Wright

Meet Me in Las Vegas

Meet Me in Las Vegas

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas

Des gens sans importance

Des gens sans importance

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Pierre Mondy, Yvette Etiévant

Carousel

Carousel

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

Country: United States of America

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
  • Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
  • Chaoflux (Discordianism)

Events

  • Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.

Famous Birthday

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Heidi

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Here and Now

Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle

Directed by: John Guillermin

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Starring: Daphne Slater, Stanley Baker, Dorothy Black, Joyce Chancellor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Books

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The Secret Of The Hittites by C.W. Ceram

The Secret Of The Hittites

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Hardcover book is good. Tight binding. Very readable.

An Episode Of Sparrows by Rumer Godden

An Episode Of Sparrows

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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.

Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara

Ten North Frederick

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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 …

Bugles And A Tiger by John Masters

Bugles And A Tiger

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The first of John Master's evocative memoirs about life in the Gurkhas in India on the cusp of WWII John Masters was a soldier before he became a bestselling novelist.

The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine

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The Tontine (Volume 2)


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