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Wednesday 24 October 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Denis Labouré and Tony Peck. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, 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 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

West Point

Starring: Donald May

Country: United States

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Zane Grey Theater

Written by: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

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Wire Service

Starring: Dane Clark, Mercedes McCambridge, George Brent

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

Starring: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor

Country: United States

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The Jonathan Winters Show

Starring: Jonathan Winters

Country: United States

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Movies

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

I Vitelloni

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi

Country: United States

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie

Country: United States

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Giant

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean

Country: United States

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The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. de Mille

Starring: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

Country: United States

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Tea and Sympathy

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1956 ?

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:
  • 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.
  • Dale Maharidge: American journalist and author.
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Nudes in art
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gov. Leo Hoegh -- Oct. 22, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7484

Books

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

Love Or Perish

By: Smiley Blanton

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

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Men To Match My Mountains

By: Irving Stone

A collection of stories which provides an insight into the colorful and diverse personalities of the settlers who helped tame America's Far West.

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Guestward Ho!

By: Patrick Dennis and Barbara Hooton

Guestward Ho! is told by Barbara Hooton to Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame. A story of the Barbara's often hilarious transition from upscale socialite to New Mexico dude ranch

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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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