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Thursday 31 May 1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bart van Poppel and Yoshiko Sakakibara. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. Rififi, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while The Quiet American by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rosemary Clooney Show.
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TV Series

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

The Rosemary Clooney Show

Starring: Rosemary Clooney

Country: United States

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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

Movies

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

Rififi

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Jean Servais, Carl Mhner, Robert Manuel

Country: United States

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The Killing

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

Country: United States

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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While the City Sleeps

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1956 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bart van Poppel: Dutch bassist / guitarist / singer (Tambourine).
  • Yoshiko Sakakibara: Chiba, Japan -- Actress (Sailor Moon, Vampire Hunter).
  • Fritz Hilpert: German musician and sound engineer (Kraftwerk).
  • John Young: English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Qango and Strawbs).
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Movie The King and I
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robin Roberts -- May 28, 1956
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7463

Books

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

The Quiet American

By: Graham Greene

Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of

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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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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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The Search For Bridey Murphy

By: Morey Bernstein

First published in 1956, this classic is still fresh for today's New Age audiences. The tale of Bridey Murphy, the Irish woman who spoke through a hypnotized patient, is documented and

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