Sunday February 26, 1956

US date format: 2/26/1956, UK date format: 26/2/1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michel Houellebecq and Michel Houellebecq. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. The Killer Is Loose, directed by Budd Boetticher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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The Killer Is Loose

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Alan Hale Jr.

Backlash

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell, John McIntire

The Houston Story

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Gene Barry, Barbara Hale, Edward Arnold, Paul Richards

Jumping for Joy

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, A.E. Matthews, Tony Wright

Meet Me in Las Vegas

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas

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Historical Events

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    Holidays

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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    Events

  • Writers Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

Cinépanorama

Starring: François Chalais, France Roche

Country: France

I'm Not Bothered

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Books

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

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

By: Edmund Wilson

159 pp., 8vo.

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.

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.

Island In The Sun

By: Alec Waugh

First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

Valley Of The Vines

By: Joy Packer

A novel of strong personal emotions set against stronger family pride


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