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Friday 24 February 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eddie Murray in Los Angeles and Peter Pagel. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Doctor at Sea, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Valley Of The Vines by Joy Packer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jane Eyre.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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Vampira

Starring: Vampira

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Doctor at Sea

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda De Banzie, Brigitte Bardot

Country: United States

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The Conqueror

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendriz

Country: United States

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The Ladykillers

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Carousel

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eddie Murray in Los Angeles: California, USA; first baseman (Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians).
  • Peter Pagel: German footballer (d. 2010).
  • Judith Butler: American philosopher and gender theorist, considered by many as "one of the most influential voices in contemporary political theory," and as the most widely read and influential gender theorist in the world.
  • Eddie Murray: American baseball player.
  • Paula Zahn: American journalist and producer.
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Facts:
  • Doris Day records her most famous song: Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). It is from Alfred Hitchcock's ''The Man Who Knew Too Much'', in which Day co-stars with James Stewart.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Claire Bloom
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gov. Frank Lausche -- Feb. 20, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7449

Books

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

Valley Of The Vines

By: Joy Packer

A novel of strong personal emotions set against stronger family pride

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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The Secret Of The Hittites

By: C.W. Ceram

The author of the acclaimed Gods, Graves, and Scholars tells the dramatic tale of the Hittites, an Indo-European people who became a dominant power in the Middle East.

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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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