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Monday 31 December 1956, NewYear’s Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lyonel Trouillot and Robert Goodwill. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Between Heaven and Hell, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching It's Up to You.
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What the sky looked like on 31 December 1956

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Movies

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

Between Heaven and Hell

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

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Pillars of the Sky

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond, Keith Andes

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Written on the Wind

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States

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Julie

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

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Jungle Hell

Directed by: Norman A. Cerf

Starring: Sabu, K.T. Stevens, David Bruce, George E. Stone

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TV Series

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

It's Up to You

Directed by: Not specifed

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The Other Man

Directed by: Richard Eyre

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Give Us This Day

Directed by: Adam Stern

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Alastair Reid

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Bob Barker makes his TV debut as host of the game show ''Truth or Consequences''.
  • Asian flu pandemic originates in China.
  • Minamata disease is discovered.
  • The Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto section, is founded.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 31, 1956 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Books

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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The Bible As History

By: Werner Keller

This groundbreaking work that sheds light on the historical foundations of the bestselling book of all time—the Bible—is now back in print.Have

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King Of Paris

By: Guy Endore

"He was one of those men who lead 10 lives while the rest of us live one." That's how the author begins this biographical novel about Alexandre Dumas.

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The Nun'S Story

By: Kathryn Hulme

the nun's story

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