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Friday 21 December 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kevin Burnham in Hollis and Lee Roy Parnell in Abilene. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boyd Q.C..
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TV Series

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Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Nat King Cole Show

Starring: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle

Country: United States

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West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Wire Service

Starring: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States

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The King and Four Queens

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes

Country: United States

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Anastasia

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lewis M Terman: psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at age 79.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1956?

  • Life: Seven sacraments
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carl-Gustaf Rossby -- Dec. 17, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7492

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter

By: Edward Streeter

Dust jacket notes: "All that is inevitable, enjoyable, maddening and amusing about Christmas provides a perfect background for the adventures of this new Streeter "hero" - a grandfather who has not yet achieved the age of discretion and gives little ...

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Men To Match My Mountains

By: Irving Stone

A collection of stories which provides an insight into the colorful and diverse personalities of the settlers who helped tame America's Far West.

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Water, Water Everywhere

By: Emily Kimbrough

pleasures mishaps and gay adventures during a journey.

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Three Saints And A Sinner

By: Louise Hall Tharp

Little, Brown, 1956, 1st, Very good., Text clean. No dust jacket. Private bookplate. Light wear. 406 pages. First edition. [Biography, Julia Ward Howe, Louisa Ward, Samuel Ward, Annie Ward] Out-of-print and

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