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Monday 24 December 1956, Christmas Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephanie Hodge and Anil Kapoor. C.I.D., directed by Raj Khosla, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Seven Wonders Of The World by Lowell Thomas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vampira.
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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1956

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Movies

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

C.I.D.

Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Dev Anand, Shakila, Johnny Walker, K.N. Singh

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Edge of the City

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire

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Boots and Saddles

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Judith Allen, Ronald Sinclair

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Revolt at Fort Laramie

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Frances Helm, Don Gordon

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The Violent Years

Directed by: William Morgan

Starring: Jean Moorhead, Barbara Weeks, Art Millan, Theresa Hancock

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TV Series

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

Vampira

Directed by: Joey Romero

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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Wedding Day

Directed by: Andre Gordon

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Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Alastair Reid

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • I Love Lucy Christmas show airs, never put in syndication
  • Ferdinand de Lesseps statue blown up in Port Said, Egypt.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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

Seven Wonders Of The World

By: Lowell Thomas

The thrilling story of ancient wonders inspires a famous explorer to a world-wide search for present-day marvels. Over 100 new photographs, many in color.

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Three Saints And A Sinner

By: Louise Hall Tharp

Little, Brown, 1956, 1st, Very good., Text clean. No dust jacket. Private bookplate. Light wear. 406 pages. First edition. [Biography, Julia Ward Howe, Louisa Ward, Samuel Ward, Annie Ward] Out-of-print and

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The Fbi Story

By: Don Whitehead

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This Hallowed Ground

By: Bruce Catton

First published in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton’s classic account of the Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle in one brilliant volume.

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