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Sunday 21 October 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 21, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carrie Fisher and Carrie Fisher in Beverly Hills. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Brave One, directed by Irving Rapper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Other Man.
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What the sky looked like on 21 October 1956

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Movies

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The Brave One

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos Navarro

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Written on the Wind

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States

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Julie

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

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Jungle Hell

Directed by: Norman A. Cerf

Starring: Sabu, K.T. Stevens, David Bruce, George E. Stone

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Between Heaven and Hell

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

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TV Series

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

The Other Man

Directed by: Richard Eyre

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The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

Starring: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor

Country: United States

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David Copperfield

Directed by: Delbert Mann

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Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

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The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carrie Fisher: American actress, author, playwright and noted family, the daughter of America's sweethearts, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
  • Carrie Fisher in Beverly Hills: California, USA; actress (Princess Lelia - Star Wars).
  • Mike Tully: American pole vaulter.
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Facts:
  • Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 21, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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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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The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

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Beyond The Black Stump

By: Nevil Shute

The deepest darkest wilds of the Austrailan outback is the sun-baked setting for Nevil Shute’s novel of a romance that is tested by the differences between two young people’s home lives.

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