Wednesday September 26, 1956

US date format: 9/26/1956, UK date format: 26/9/1956

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 26, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Linda Hamilton and Leslie Hamilton. In UK Lay Down Your Arms by Anne Shelton was in the top 5 hits. The Ten Commandments, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Beyond The Black Stump by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Hiram Holliday.
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The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Country: United States of America

Tension at Table Rock

Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren

Starring: Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone, Cameron Mitchell, Billy Chapin

Plucking the Daisy

Directed by: Marc Allégret

Starring: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hirsch, Jacques Dumesnil

Liane, Jungle Goddess

Directed by: Eduard von Borsody

Starring: Marion Michael, Hardy Krüger, Irene Galter, Peter Mosbacher

Teenage Wolfpack

Directed by: Georg Tressler

Starring: Horst Buchholz, Karin Baal, Christian Doermer, Jo Herbst

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The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

Starring: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor

Country: United States of America

David Copperfield

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot

Directed by: Anthony Squire

Starring: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Black Tulip

Directed by: Orchard

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Books

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Beyond The Black Stump

By: Nevil Shute

The deepest darkest wilds of the Austrailan outback is the sun-baked setting for Nevil Shute’s novel of a romance that is tested by the differences between two young people’s home lives.

Richard The Third

By: Paul Murray Kendall

"The best biography of Richard III that has been written."―A. L. Rowse, Chicago Tribune Paul Murray Kendall's masterful account of the life of England's King Richard III has remained the standard

A Certain Smile

By: Francoise Sagan

Françoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953.

A Thing Of Beauty

By: A.J. Cronin

In his celebrated novel THE CITADEL, A. J. Cronin wrote of a dedicated man of medicine; in THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM he wrote the compelling story of a man of

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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