Wednesday 20 June 1956

US date format: 6/20/1956, UK date format: 20/6/1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 20, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anton Fier and Simon Bryant. 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 Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opportunity Knocks.
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Movies

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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

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Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

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

Country: United States of America

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The Third Key

Directed by: Charles Frend

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

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The Fastest Gun Alive

Directed by: Russell Rouse

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

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Smiley

Directed by: Anthony Kimmins

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

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TV Series

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Panorama

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Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
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Facts:
  • Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed
  • A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.

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Books

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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 Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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A Walk On The Wild Side

By: Nelson Algren

With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a

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