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Tuesday 18 October 1955

1955-10-18

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Oklahoma!

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

Country: United States

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The Desperate Hours

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Harry

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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The 20th Century-Fox Hour

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Country: United States

Captain Kangaroo

Written by: Bob Claver

Starring: Robert Keeshan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 October 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset: Spanish philosopher, social critic and essayist, one of the most influential intellectuals of his time.
Facts:
  • Track and Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete
  • University of California discovers anti-proton

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Venetian wedding
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ed Sullivan -- Oct. 17, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7431

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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