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Friday 24 August 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nina Ruge and David Whiting. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Bus Stop, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Armchair Theatre

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hancock's Half Hour

Starring: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Starring: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Country: United States

Joe & Mabel

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Larry Blyden, Nita Talbot, Shirl Conway, Norman Fell

The Steve Allen Plymouth Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson

Country: United States

Movies

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

Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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Bigger Than Life

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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High Society

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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La Strada

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nina Ruge: German journalist, television presenter and author.
  • David Whiting: American homicide victim, shot to death by his son, David Jr.
  • John Culberson: American lawyer and politician.
  • Kevin Dunn: American actor.
  • Dick Lee: Singaporean singer-songwriter and playwright.
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Facts:
  • 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Washington DC
  • First non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrives in Washington DC.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Audrey Hepburn
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Duke Ellington -- Aug. 20, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7475

Books

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

The Rosemary Tree

By: Elizabeth Goudge

"It was not for her to criticize the ways of Almighty God; if He liked to go to all that trouble over the snowflakes, millions and millions of them, their intricate

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Afternoon Of An Autocrat

By: Norah Lofts

Hard Cover; Good; No Dust Jacket; Doubleday First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover, Good cloth covered boards with light edge rubbing.

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Arthritis And Common Sense

By: Dale Alexander

Medical Self-Help/Health Arthritis and Common Sense, the best-selling one-million-copy classic on arthritis, is now available in paperback for the first time! In these pages, the arthritis sufferer will find

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The Mandarins

By: Simone de Beauvoir

"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

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