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Wednesday 26 December 1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Fanshawe and Karen Smith. C.I.D., directed by Raj Khosla, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Bible As History by Werner Keller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vampira.
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What the sky looked like on 26 December 1956

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Movies

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C.I.D.

Directed by: Raj Khosla

Starring: Dev Anand, Shakila, Johnny Walker, K.N. Singh

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Edge of the City

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire

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Boots and Saddles

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Judith Allen, Ronald Sinclair

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Revolt at Fort Laramie

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Frances Helm, Don Gordon

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The Violent Years

Directed by: William Morgan

Starring: Jean Moorhead, Barbara Weeks, Art Millan, Theresa Hancock

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TV Series

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

Vampira

Directed by: Joey Romero

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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Wedding Day

Directed by: Andre Gordon

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Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey

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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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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:
  • Simon Fanshawe: British writer and co-host of "That's Life" with Esther Rantzen for one season.
  • 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.
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 26, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Bible As History

By: Werner Keller

This groundbreaking work that sheds light on the historical foundations of the bestselling book of all time—the Bible—is now back in print.Have

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The Fountain Overflows

By: Rebecca West

The lives of the talented Aubrey children have long been clouded by their father?s genius for instability, but his new job in the London suburbs promises, for a time at least, reprieve from scandal and the threat of ruin.

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King Of Paris

By: Guy Endore

"He was one of those men who lead 10 lives while the rest of us live one." That's how the author begins this biographical novel about Alexandre Dumas.

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An Historian'S Approach To Religion

By: Arnold Joseph Toynbee

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