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Sunday 20 November 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thea Vidale and Timothy Kristian Charles Mace. 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. Tarantula, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Spin and Marty.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

Tarantula

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States

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Diabolique

Directed by: H.G. Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Vra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

Country: United States

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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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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 20 November 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
  • UNICEF - Universal Children's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Thea Vidale: Actress (Family Matters).
  • Timothy Kristian Charles Mace: Great Britain, Cosmonaut.
  • Angela Finocchiaro: Italian actress, who won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 thanks to her performance in "La bestia nel cuore" and in 2007 for playing the role of Amelia Benassi in "Mio fratello è figlio unico.
  • Kathryn Morton: Scottish physician and mother of a child killed by Thomas Watt Hamilton in the Dunblane School massacre of March 13, 1996.
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Facts:
  • Bo Diddley makes his television debut on Ed Sullivan's ''Toast Of The Town'' show for the CBS-TV network.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Convalescent Eisenhower
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: W. Averell Harriman -- Nov. 14, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7435

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

hardback book, no jacket, no tears on hardback or inside book, BargainHunter336 will answer all customer questions and upload additional scans upon request...GREAT find!

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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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Videogames

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