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Thursday 22 March 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maria Teresa Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and Christian Charmetant. 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 Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Wakey Wakey Tavern.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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TV Series

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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 22 March 1956 ?

  • Blessed Genta of Maaseik
  • The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
  • World Water Day.
  • Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
  • Saint Octavian
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mr Wonderful opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
  • Musical Mr Wonderful with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in New York City

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

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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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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Surprised By Joy

By: C.S. Lewis

"A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere .

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By: Harry S. Truman

In this invaluable account, President Truman provides extraordinary insight into events and decisions that have shaped the world we live in.

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