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Sunday 28 August 1955

1955-08-28

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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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 28 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
  • Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.

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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

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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