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Sunday 17 July 1955

1955-07-17

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Kentuckian, directed by Burt Lancaster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Kentuckian

Directed by: Burt Lancaster

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster

Country: United States

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The Dam Busters

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans

Country: United States

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Mister Roberts

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell

Country: United States

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We're No Angels

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray

Country: United States

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The Seven Little Foys

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Those Whiting Girls

Written by: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis

Starring: Margaret Whiting, Barbara Whiting, Mabel Albertson, Jerry Paris

Country: United States

The Johnny Carson Show

Starring: Johnny Carson

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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Facts:
  • Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
  • Arco, Idaho becomes first US city lit by nuclear power.
  • At 4:30 PM, the ABC Television network airs the 90-minute Dateline Disneyland show, broadcasting the opening of Disneyland park. An estimated 90 million people watch the show, the largest live TV broadcast to date, with over twenty cameras and a staff of hundreds. Hosts of the show are Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan. The official dedication is made by Walt Disney and California Governor Goodwin Knight.
  • The American Broadcasting Company broadcasts a sneak preview of Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
  • The Illinois Governor, William Stratton, signs the ampquotLoyalty Oath Actampquot, passed by the State Legislature, which mandates all public employees take a loyalty oath to Illinois and the United States, or lose their jobs.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1955 ?

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Susan Strasberg
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: August Anheuser Busch Jr. -- July 11, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7417

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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