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Wednesday 14 September 1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivier Roellinger and Steve Berlin. In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Killer's Kiss, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cheyenne.
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 ?

Killer's Kiss

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith

Country: United States

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Journey to Italy

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban

Country: United States

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Summer with Monika

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen

Country: United States

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The Man from Laramie

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Cheyenne

Starring: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy

Country: United States

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Navy Log

Written by: Samuel Gallu

Starring: Robert Carson

Country: United States

The Phil Silvers Show

Written by: Nat Hiken

Starring: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

Country: United States

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Wonderama

Starring: Pat Meikle

Country: United States

Warner Brothers Presents

Starring: Gig Young, Charles McGraw, Marcel Dalio, Dan Seymour

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Olivier Roellinger: French chef and businessman, who earned three Michelin stars in 1996.
  • Steve Berlin: American saxophonist keyboard player and producer (Los Lobos The Flesh Eaters and The Blasters).
  • Geraldine Brooks: Actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51.
  • William Jackson: Scottish harp player and composer (Ossian).
  • Edu Manzano: American-Filipino actor and politician.
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Facts:
  • Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
  • Pope Pius XII elevates many of the Apostolic Vicariates in Africa to Metropolitan Archdioceses

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Joan Collins
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. Colonel Paul Stapp -- Sep. 12, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7426

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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