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Wednesday 21 March 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dick Beardsley and Ingrid Kristiansen in Norway marathon runner (Olympics-4th-1984. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Alexander the Great, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boomtown.
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Alexander the Great

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori

Country: United States

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Forbidden Planet

Directed by: Fred McLeod Wilcox

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen

Country: United States

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The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles

Country: United States

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Doctor at Sea

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda De Banzie, Brigitte Bardot

Country: United States

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Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 March 1956 ?

  • Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
  • World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
  • St. Nicholas of Flue
  • Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
  • China: Chunfen.
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  • 28th Academy Awards - Marty, Anna Magnani and Ernest Borgnine win
  • The 28th Academy Awards ceremony is held.

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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The Quiet American

By: Graham Greene

Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of

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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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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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