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Sunday 25 December 1955, Christmas

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Claus Strigel and William Andrews. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, 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 Chevron Hall of Stars.
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 months ?

All That Heaven Allows

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Arm

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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El

Directed by: Luis Buuel

Starring: Arturo de Crdova, Delia Garcs, Aurora Walker

Country: United States

Day the World Ended

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens

Country: United States

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Tarantula

Directed by: Jack Arnold

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Chevron Hall of Stars

Starring: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

Country: United States

The NFL on CBS

Starring: Brian Piccolo, Gale Sayers, Jack Concannon, Al Del Greco

Country: United States

Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Starring: Chet Huntley, David Brinkley

Country: United States

Vampira

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Cleveland Browns win NFL championship
  • Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music and popular music.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  2. Al Hibbler - He
  3. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
  4. (I'm Getting) Nuttin' For Christmas - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
Top #10 songs in the UK
  1. Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
  2. Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen
  3. Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet
  4. The Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers
  5. The Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  6. No One But You - Billy Eckstine
  7. Winifred Atwell - Let's Have A Ding Dong
  8. Ronnie Hilton - I Still Believe
  9. Max Bygraves - Meet Me On The Corner
  10. Ruby Murray - Heartbeat

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Boys dressed in armor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: LeRoy Collins -- Dec. 19, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7440

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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