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Sunday 8 May 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Furst in Norfolk and Bolivar Didalco. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Bride of the Monster, directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Bride of the Monster

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy

Country: United States

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Daddy Long Legs

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stephen Furst in Norfolk: Virginia, USA; actor (Animal House, Elliot - St Elsewhere).
  • Bolivar Didalco: Venezuelan politician, and was Governor of Aragua State from 1995 to 2008.
  • Denys Bouliane: Canadian musician and composer and Professor of Composition at McGill University, he conducts the Contemporary Music Ensemble and organises the festivals Montréal Nouvelles-Musiques and MusiMars.
  • Catherine Pizzi: American victim of domestic violence, killed by her husband who then committed suicide.
  • Stephen Furst: American actor and director.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hollywoods Oklahoma
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Claire McCardell -- May 2, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7407

Books

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

The View From Pompey'S Head

By: Hamilton Basso

Sweet, sleepy -- beautiful -- old Pompey's Head, South Carolina. Anson Page thought he'd ground it out of his life for good. Now a Manhattan lawyer representing a large publishing house, he's returning to his hometown after fifteen years to ...

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

Love is eternal

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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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