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Saturday 27 August 1955

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roderick Hopkins Davis and Laura Fygi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Journey to Italy, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tales of the Texas Rangers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Journey to Italy

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban

Country: United States

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Summer with Monika

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen

Country: United States

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The Man from Laramie

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States

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To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Starring: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter

Country: United States

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Highway Patrol

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett

Country: United States

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Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre

Starring: Jane Wyman

Country: United States

Andy's Gang

Starring: Nino Marcel, Paul Cavanagh, Lou Krugman, William Benegal Rau

Country: United States

Those Whiting Girls

Written by: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis

Starring: Margaret Whiting, Barbara Whiting, Mabel Albertson, Jerry Paris

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Roderick Hopkins Davis: Auckland, New Zealand -- Yachting Star class (1996 Olympics).
  • Laura Fygi: Dutch singer, the daughter of a Dutch father (a manager at Philips) and an Egyptian mother.
  • Kristien Hemmerechts: Belgian writer, who published her debut book in 1986 with the collection "First Fictions, Introduction 9" which was written in English.
  • Robert Richardson: American cinematographer.
  • Diana Scarwid: Savannah, Georgia -- Actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joachim Wach: Philosopher / sociologist (Sociology of Religion).
Facts:
  • Guinness Book of World Records 1st published
  • Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
  • First edition of the ''Guinness Book of Records'' is published, in London.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Sophia Loren
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carmine De Sapio -- Aug. 22, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7423

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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