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Wednesday 26 October 1955

1955-10-26

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Picnic, directed by Joshua Logan, 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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Movies

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

Picnic

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field

Country: United States

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Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

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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The 20th Century-Fox Hour

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 October 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Baltasar Garzon: Spanish jurist, the judge who ordered the extradition of dictator Augusto Pinochet in order that Pinochet be judged in Spain for ordering the execution of many Spanish citizens who were living in Chile during his terrifying reign.
  • Stephen K Robinson: Sacramento, California -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 85, sk:95).
  • Margherita Agnelli: Swiss-Italian noted family, the second child of Gianni Agnelli.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st edition of Village Voice (NYC) published
  • British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
  • Ngo ?inh Diem declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ten Commandments
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joe Moore -- Oct. 24, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7432

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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