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Friday 11 November 1955

1955-11-11

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams. In UK Hernando's Hideaway by Johnston Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Directed by: Hiroshi Inagaki

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentar Mikuni

Country: United States

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I Died a Thousand Times

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson

Country: United States

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Umberto D.

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari

Country: United States

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Guys and Dolls

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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Picnic

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Matinee Theatre

Starring: John Conte

Country: United States

Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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Crusader

Starring: Brian Keith

Country: United States

The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 November 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Alvin: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Blasters The Knitters The Flesh Eaters and X).
  • Jigme Singye: Wangchuk; king of Bhutan (1972-).
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Loudon: Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs (1913-18), dies at 87.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Mans beginnings caveman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Princess Margaret -- Nov. 7, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7434

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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