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Friday 25 May 1956

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stavros Arnaoutakis and Anna Dell'oso. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rosemary Clooney Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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While the City Sleeps

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

Country: United States

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kchi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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A Show Called Fred

Starring: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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The Edge of Night

Written by: Irving Vendig

Starring: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 May 1956 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
  • Saint Reinolf
  • Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
  • Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
  • Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
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  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas
  • India announces the institution of diplomatic relations with Spain (still under Franco's rule)

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

Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed ...

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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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By: Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel!Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

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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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