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Tuesday 22 February 1955

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gordon Banks and David Axelrod. In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits. The Wages of Fear, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stage 7.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Wages of Fear

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck

Country: United States

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The Fast and the Furious

Directed by: John Ireland

Starring: John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, Bruce Carlisle

Country: United States

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The Far Country

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet

Country: United States

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They Who Dare

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott, Kay Callard

Country: United States

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Battle Cry

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

TV Reader's Digest

Starring: Gene Raymond, Hugh Reilly

Country: United States

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The Benny Hill Show

Starring: Benny Hill

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 February 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
  • The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
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Facts:
  • British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail
  • In Chicago's Democratic primary, Mayor Martin H. Kennelly loses to the head of the Cook County Democratic Party, Richard J. Daley, 364,839 to 264,77.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Princess Margaret
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nikita Khrushchev -- Feb. 21, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7397

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The View From Pompey'S Head

By: Hamilton Basso

Anson Page thought he had left beautiful old Pompey's Head, South Carolina for good. Now as a lawyer, he's going back to investigate the mystery of a novelist.

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

"Love is Eternal" was the inscription Abraham Lincoln had engraved on the wedding ring he gave Mary Todd. This book tells Mary's own story, especially her romance with Abraham and her years of marriage which were happier than historians generally ...

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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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