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Saturday 28 May 1955

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John McGeoch and Jennifer Carey. 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. On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
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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:
  • John McGeoch: Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.
  • Jennifer Carey: American athlete, an Olympic champion swimmer, she won the gold for the 400m freestyle relay in 1972 in Munich.
  • Mark Howe: American-Canadian professional ice hockey player and noted family, his dad is hockey player Gordie Howe.
  • Laura Schlitz: American author and librarian.
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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

Sweet, sleepy -- beautiful -- old Pompey's Head, South Carolina. Anson Page thought he'd ground it out of his life for good. Now a Manhattan lawyer representing a large publishing house, he's returning to his hometown after fifteen years to ...

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

Love is eternal

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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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