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Friday 8 April 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Campbell and Patrick Mennucci. In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, 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 Science Fiction Theatre.
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Movies

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

Marty

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti

Country: United States

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The Purple Plain

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Creature

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield

Country: United States

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Blackboard Jungle

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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East of Eden

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Stage 7

Starring: Dan Barton, Gordon Mills, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater

Starring: Eddie Cantor

Country: United States

The Millionaire

Starring: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees

Country: United States

TV Reader's Digest

Starring: Gene Raymond, Hugh Reilly

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Campbell: harness racer (three-time winner of Hambletonian).
  • Patrick Mennucci: French politician of the socialist party, member of the natiaonal parliament since 2012, and mayor of the 1st district of Marseille since 2008.
  • Kane Hodder: American actor and stuntman.
  • Ricky Bell: American football player (d. 1984).
  • Gerrie Coetzee: South African boxer.
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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

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

hardback book, no jacket, no tears on hardback or inside book, BargainHunter336 will answer all customer questions and upload additional scans upon request...GREAT find!

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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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Videogames

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