Thursday March 22, 1956

US date format: 3/22/1956, UK date format: 22/3/1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 22, 1956). 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. Patterns, directed by Fielder Cook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Surprised By Joy by C.S. Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Patterns

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Jubal

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

Tribute to a Bad Man

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: James Cagney, Don Dubbins, Stephen McNally, Irene Papas

Red Sundown

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Martha Hyer, Dean Jagger, Robert Middleton

Indestructible Man

Directed by: Jack Pollexfen

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Max Showalter, Marian Carr, Ross Elliott

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 22, 1956?


    Holidays

  • 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).
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    Events

  • Mr Wonderful opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 22, 1956?


TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

The Wakey Wakey Tavern

Starring: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

O Cavaleiro de Pardaillan

Captain Video and His Cartoon Rangers

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in March 1956?

Books

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

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 .

Island In The Sun

By: Alec Waugh

First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

Eloise

By: Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

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.

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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