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Friday 7 January 1955

1955-01-07

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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 ?

Soldiers of Fortune

Starring: John Russell, Chick Chandler

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 January 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sandra Bernhard in Arizona: USA; Jewish comedian, singer, actress, and author (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy).
  • Anne McDermott: American news reporter for CNN.
  • Martina Castiglia: Italian passenger on the Milan-Cologne flight which disintegrated in mid-air over Lecco 10/16/1987 at 7:30 PM.
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Facts:
  • Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
  • WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Marian Anderson is the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York 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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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1955?

  • Life: Food child in shopping cart
  • Time: Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7390

Books

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

The View From Pompey'S Head

By: Hamilton Basso

Encompassing a sweep of contemporary society, ranging from the worlds of law and publishing in Manhattan to life in a small Southern city, The View from Pompey's Head tells the story of a young lawyer, Anson Page.

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

1954 Copyright: by Irving Stone- A novel of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln.

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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

When the man from the draft board arrives to take country bumpkin Will Stockdale to Callville for induction into the army, Will's father chases him off.

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Soldier Of Fortune

By: Ernest Kellogg Gann

One of Ernest K. Gann's many classics. The story takes place in Hong Kong in the 1950's.

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