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Friday 20 April 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on April 20, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Peter Chelsom and Beatrice Ask. In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. Our Miss Brooks, directed by Al Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Double Cross.
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What the sky looked like on 20 April 1956

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Movies

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Our Miss Brooks

Directed by: Al Lewis

Starring: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Don Porter, Robert Rockwell

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The Creature Walks Among Us

Directed by: John Sherwood

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer

Country: United States

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A Kiss Before Dying

Directed by: Gerd Oswald

Starring: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward

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The Swan

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

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TV Series

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

Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

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The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

ARD-Fernsehlotterie - Ein Platz an der Sonne

Melodie der Welt

Chirorin mura to kurumi no ki

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 20, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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Imperial Woman

By: Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head

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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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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 ...

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The Edge Of The Sea

By: Rachel Carson

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces

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