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Saturday 28 May 1955

1955-05-28

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy Wilder, 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 this week ?

The Seven Year Itch

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes

Country: United States

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This Island Earth

Directed by: Joseph Newman

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason

Country: United States

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Othello

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Michel MacLiammir, Robert Coote

Country: United States

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Love Me or Leave Me

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell

Country: United States

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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Stage 7

Starring: Dan Barton, Gordon Mills, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater

Starring: Eddie Cantor

Country: United States

The Millionaire

Starring: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
  • Augustine of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jennifer Carey: American athlete, an Olympic champion swimmer, she won the gold for the 400m freestyle relay in 1972 in Munich.
  • Laura Schlitz: American author and librarian.
  • Mark Howe: American-Canadian professional ice hockey player and noted family, his dad is hockey player Gordie Howe.
  • John McGeoch: Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.
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Facts:
  • Bob Sweikert wins Indianapolis 500 with an average speed of 128.213 mph.
  • Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open.
  • 81st Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6.
  • Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the Australian state of Victoria.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Actress Leslie Caron
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Anthony Eden -- May 23, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7410

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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