Tuesday June 19, 1956

US date format: 6/19/1956, UK date format: 19/6/1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 19, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gigio Alberti and Danny Chauncey. 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 Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opportunity Knocks.
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The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

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

Country: United States of America

Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

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

Country: United States of America

The Third Key

Directed by: Charles Frend

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

The Fastest Gun Alive

Directed by: Russell Rouse

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


Directed by: Anthony Kimmins

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


Historical Events

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  • Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.


  • Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films
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Music charts

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TV Series

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater


Lui e lei


Directed by: George Sidney

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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

The Cross Of Iron

By: Willi Heinrich

very good reading copy--ships quick--pit51

The Ninth Wave

By: Eugene Burdick

vintage book, cover worn,

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 …

The Search For Bridey Murphy

By: Morey Bernstein

First published in 1956, this classic is still fresh for today's New Age audiences. The tale of Bridey Murphy, the Irish woman who spoke through a hypnotized patient, is documented and

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