Sunday June 24, 1956

US date format: 6/24/1956, UK date format: 24/6/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 24, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joe Penny and Joe Penny. 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 How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opportunity Knocks.
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Movies

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The King and I

The King and I

Directed by: Walter Lang

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

Country: United States of America

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Directed by: John Huston

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

Country: United States of America

The Third Key

The Third Key

Directed by: Charles Frend

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

The Fastest Gun Alive

The Fastest Gun Alive

Directed by: Russell Rouse

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

Smiley

Smiley

Directed by: Anthony Kimmins

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
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Events

  • Steve Allen Show, returns on NBC-TV

Famous Birthday

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Adventure Theater

Adventure Theater

Panorama

Panorama

Lui e lei

Lui e lei

Scaramouche

Scaramouche

Directed by: George Sidney

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Books

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How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

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One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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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.

A Single Pebble by John Hersey

A Single Pebble

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

Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander

Arthritis And Common Sense

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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

A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin

A Thing Of Beauty

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In his celebrated novel THE CITADEL, A. J. Cronin wrote of a dedicated man of medicine; in THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM he wrote the compelling story of a man of


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