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Thursday 20 December 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 20, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mohamed Aziz and Blanche Baker in New York City. 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 Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wedding Day.
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What the sky looked like on 20 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

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

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

Which were the important events of 20 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra.
  • Montgomery, Alabama, removes race-based seat assignments on its buses.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 20, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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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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These Thousand Hills

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

A tale of the later Old West

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The Wreck Of The Mary Deare

By: Hammond Innes

The battered hulk of a huge ship looms out of the stinging spray of a furious gale. Only one man, half-mad, remains aboard, working without sleep or sustenance to save her

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