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Wednesday 24 October 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 24, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leïla Ben Ali and Denis Labouré. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Death of a Scoundrel, directed by Charles Martin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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Movies

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Death of a Scoundrel

Directed by: Charles Martin

Starring: George Sanders, Yvonne De Carlo, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Jory

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You Can't Run Away from It

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Charles Bickford, Paul Gilbert

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Beyond Mombasa

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Donna Reed, Leo Genn, Ron Randell

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The Brave One

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Starring: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos Navarro

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Written on the Wind

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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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Give Us This Day

Directed by: Adam Stern

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The Other Man

Directed by: Richard Eyre

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The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

Starring: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
  • Leïla Ben Ali
  • Denis Labouré: French writer of occult books including "Prédire par les périodes planétaires" (with Chantal Étienne, 1987), "Initiation à la magie" (1991) and "Alchimie du Feu céleste" (2005).
  • Tony Peck: American actor and noted family, the son of Gregory Peck and Veronique Passani.
  • Rickie White: American musician whose band, "Russia," produced its first album in March 1980.
  • Jeff Merkley: American politician, junior senator of Oregon.
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Facts:
  • AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
  • Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes Prime Minister of Hungary

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 24, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

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The Unicorn And Other Poems

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The author of Gift from the Sea presents a collection of poems that offers enduring meditations on love, loss, beauty, and the sweep of time. 15,000 first printing.

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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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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

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.

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