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Saturday 23 June 1956

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 23, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Randy Jackson (American Idol) and Randy Jackson. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. The King and I, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opportunity Knocks.
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What the sky looked like on 23 June 1956

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Movies

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The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Country: United States

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Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Country: United States

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The Third Key

Directed by: Charles Frend

Starring: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

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The Fastest Gun Alive

Directed by: Russell Rouse

Starring: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn

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Smiley

Directed by: Anthony Kimmins

Starring: Colin Petersen, Bruce Archer, Ralph Richardson, John McCallum

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TV Series

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Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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Adventure Theater

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Lui e lei

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Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Double Cross

Directed by: Armand Gazarian

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 June 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
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Facts:
  • Jimmy Durante Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • Transfusion by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
  • Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt.
  • MP Sydney Silverman's bill for the abolition of the death penalty in the UK passes the British House of Commons.
  • Labour riots in Poznań, Poland, are crushed with heavy loss of life. Soviet troops fire at a crowd that protests high prices, killing 53.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Music Charts

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Books

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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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A Single Pebble

By: John Hersey

A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites.

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Bay Window Bohemia

By: Oscar Lewis

Bay Window Bohemia: The Brilliang Artistic World Of Gaslit San Fr, by Lewis, Oscar

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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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