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Wednesday 22 February 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 22, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pedro Tornaghi and Philip Kerr. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. The Killer Is Loose, directed by Budd Boetticher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 22 February 1956

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Killer Is Loose

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Alan Hale Jr.

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Backlash

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell, John McIntire

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The Houston Story

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Gene Barry, Barbara Hale, Edward Arnold, Paul Richards

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Jumping for Joy

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, A.E. Matthews, Tony Wright

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Meet Me in Las Vegas

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas

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TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

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Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

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Cinépanorama

Starring: François Chalais, France Roche

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 February 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
  • The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
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Facts:
  • 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs. Newcastle United

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 22, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

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The Secret Of The Hittites

By: C.W. Ceram

Hardcover book is good. Tight binding. Very readable.

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An Episode Of Sparrows

By: Rumer Godden

An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

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