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Monday 30 January 1956

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Gittins and Keiichi Tsuchiya. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cin├ępanorama.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Country: United States

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The Court Jester

Directed by: Melvin Frank

Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Helen of Troy

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Stanley Baker, Rossana Podest, Brigitte Bardot

Country: United States

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All That Heaven Allows

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Arm

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 January 1956 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jane Seymour: Actress (Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 56.
  • Gerrit Mannoury: Dutch autodidact mathematician, philosopher and social activist.
  • Elvis Presley records his version of Blue Suede Shoes
  • KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Martin Luther King Jr's home is bombed.
  • American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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

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

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A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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