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Wednesday 28 December 1955

1955-12-28

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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Old Newspapers

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 28 December 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stephen Frost: English comedian actor and screenwriter.
  • Liu Xiaobo: Chinese author academic and activist Nobel Prize laureate.
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Facts:
  • 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0).

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Al Hibbler - He
  2. Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  3. (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

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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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