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Saturday 21 January 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 21, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Geena Davis and Adeline Hazan. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Helen of Troy, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 21 January 1956

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Movies

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Helen of Troy

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Stanley Baker, Rossana Podestà, Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Sernas

Country: United States

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Charleys Tante

Directed by: Hans Quest

Starring: Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler, Claus Biederstaedt, Walter Giller

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Diane

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan

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The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

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Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Penelope

Directed by: Mark Palansky

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St. Ives

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Judge Roy Bean

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The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Geena Davis: American actress; six-foot tall winner of an Oscar for her role in "Accidental Tourist," 1989 and an Oscar nominee for her role in "Thelma and Louise," 1991.
  • Adeline Hazan
  • Bob Brill: NYC, New York -- Drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away).
  • Bob Brill in New York City: New York, USA; drummer (Berlin - "Take My Breath Away").
  • Frédérique Cambreling: French harpist, a solo and concert performer and Principal Harpist of the renowned Ensemble Intercontemporain (since 1993).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Comedy in Music (Victor Borge) closes at Golden NYC after 849 performances
  • William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 21, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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