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Tuesday 28 August 1956

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Beverley Goddard-Callender and Mark Lutz. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. 1984, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu.
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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu

Starring: Glen Gordon, Lester Matthews, Clark Howat, Carla Balenda

Country: United States

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Armchair Theatre

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hancock's Half Hour

Starring: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Starring: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Country: United States

Joe & Mabel

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Larry Blyden, Nita Talbot, Shirl Conway, Norman Fell

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

1984

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling

Country: United States

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Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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War and Peace

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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Bigger Than Life

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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High Society

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Eleanor and Adlai Stevenson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gamal Nasser -- Aug. 27, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7476

Books

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

The Mandarins

By: Simone de Beauvoir

"Salty, frank, and realistic." ― San Francisco Chronicle In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World

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Imperial Woman

By: Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head

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The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

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Afternoon Of An Autocrat

By: Norah Lofts

Hard Cover; Good; No Dust Jacket; Doubleday First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover, Good cloth covered boards with light edge rubbing.

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