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Sunday 29 April 1956

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron Verlin and Sofia Sakorafa. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishir Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Birth Of Britain by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Show Called Fred.
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TV Series

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

A Show Called Fred

Starring: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Tony Hancock Show

Starring: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone Time

Starring: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter

Country: United States

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The Edge of Night

Written by: Irving Vendig

Starring: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Country: United States

The Wakey Wakey Tavern

Starring: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Godzilla

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

Country: United States

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

Directed by: Ishir Honda

Starring: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kchi

Country: United States

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The Creature Walks Among Us

Directed by: John Sherwood

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden

Country: United States

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The Swan

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States

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Sawdust and Tinsel

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: ke Grnberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 April 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
  • Greenery Day (1989-2006).
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Facts:
  • WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS / NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Jayne Mansfield
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sigmund Freud -- Apr. 23, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7458

Books

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

The Birth Of Britain

By: Winston S. Churchill

The Birth of Britain is the first volume of A History of the English Speaking Peoples, the immensely popular and eminently readable four-volume work by Winston Churchill.

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Memoirs

By: Harry S. Truman

In this invaluable account, President Truman provides extraordinary insight into events and decisions that have shaped the world we live in.

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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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Harry Of Monmouth

By: A.M. Maughan

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