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Sunday 2 January 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tex Brashear and Vivien Savage. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Bad Day at Black Rock, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bob Cummings Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Bad Day at Black Rock

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis

Country: United States

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Animal Farm

Directed by: Joy Batchelor

Starring: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Country: United States

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Vera Cruz

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel

Country: United States

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20000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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There's No Business Like Show Business

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Bob Cummings Show

Starring: Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Rosemary DeCamp, Dwayne Hickman

Country: United States

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The Woodentops

Written by: Maria Bird, Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird

Country: United Kingdom

The Little Rascals

Starring: Wally Albright, Sherwood Bailey, Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

Country: United States

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My Friend Flicka

Starring: Frank Ferguson, Gene Evans, Johnny Washbrook, Anita Louise

Country: United States

Crunch and Des

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Sandy Kenyon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tex Brashear: American voice actor.
  • Vivien Savage: French singer.
  • Raymond Santucci: American homosexual male; met his partner 8/22/1990 at 10:15 PM; by 10:55 PM they had sex and he contacted AIDS at that time.
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Facts:
  • 1st Bob Cummings Show premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
  • José Antonio Remón Cantera, president of Panama, is assassinated at a race track in Panama City.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1955 ?

Top #10 songs in the UK
  1. Eddie Calvert - Oh Mein Papa
  2. The Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers
  3. Frankie Laine - Blowing Wild
  4. Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen
  5. Winifred Atwell - Let's Have A Party
  6. No One But You - Billy Eckstine
  7. David Whitfield - Rags To Riches
  8. Ronnie Hilton - I Still Believe
  9. Mantovani - Swedish Rhapsody
  10. Ruby Murray - Heartbeat

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The View From Pompey'S Head

By: Hamilton Basso

Anson Page thought he had left beautiful old Pompey's Head, South Carolina for good. Now as a lawyer, he's going back to investigate the mystery of a novelist.

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

"Love is Eternal" was the inscription Abraham Lincoln had engraved on the wedding ring he gave Mary Todd. This book tells Mary's own story, especially her romance with Abraham and her years of marriage which were happier than historians generally ...

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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

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Soldier Of Fortune

By: Ernest Kellogg Gann

This book will hold you from first to last with its break-neck pace and heavy adventure. A beautiful and unusual love story contributes vitally to the constantly mounting suspense.

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