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Wednesday 26 December 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gail Tatterson and Karen Smith. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mike Wallace Interview.
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TV Series

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

The Mike Wallace Interview

Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

The New Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Tim Considine, David Stollery, Kevin Corcoran, J. Pat O'Malley

Country: United States

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The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Ghost Farm

Starring: Tim Considine, Tommy Kirk, Carole Ann Campbell, Sarah Selby

Country: United States

Boyd Q.C.

Starring: Michael Denison, Charles Leno

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Air Power

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Wrong Man

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States

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The King and Four Queens

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes

Country: United States

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Baby Doll

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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The Rainmaker

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Anastasia

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gail Tatterson: Women's Professional Basketball League center (New York Stars).
  • Karen Smith: Women's Professional Basketball League forward (New York Stars).
  • Elisa Carrio: Argentine lawyer, professor and politician, who is a Argentine National Deputy for Buenos Aires.
  • EM : American drug smuggler.
  • Simon Fanshawe: British writer and co-host of "That's Life" with Esther Rantzen for one season.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: American woman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Edward Hopper -- Dec. 24, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7493

Books

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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An Episode Of Sparrows

By: Rumer Godden

An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

This story of a tontine (a strange and enticing form of gamble, part lottery, part insurance) begins with the day when the battle of Waterloo was fought and ends when the nineteenth century was drawing to a close....

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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