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Monday 16 May 1955

1955-05-16

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Kiss Me Deadly, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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.
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Movies

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

Kiss Me Deadly

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart

Country: United States

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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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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 16 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Frawley: British astrologer, the editor of the "Astrologer's Apprentice" and a regular writer for a soccer magazine.
  • Olga Korbut: Belarusian gymnast.
  • Jack Morris: American baseball player and sportscaster.
  • Hazel O'Connor: English-Irish singer-songwriter and actress.
  • Páidí Sé: Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012).
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Famous Deaths:
  • James Agee: US critic / writer (Death in Family), dies in New York.
Facts:
  • King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
  • Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Heavyweight Rocky Marciano knocks out Don Cockell in 9 rounds (San Francisco) for heavyweight boxing title.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Styles of Orient
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lee A. Dubridge -- May 16, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7409

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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