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Wednesday 31 August 1955

1955-08-31

It was Wednesday, 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 The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. 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 30 days ?

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Aleksander Krupa: Polish-American actor.
  • Julie Maxton: Scottish lawyer and academic.
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite: English saxophonist and bass player (The Waterboys and The Saw Doctors).
  • Gary Webb: American award-winning investigative journalist who in 1996 uncovered a CIA link to cocaine trafficking in the 1980s in the Iran-Contra case.
  • Edwin Moses: American athlete known as the greatest 400 meter hurdler in track history.
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Facts:
  • 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)
  • 1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Illinois
  • KTRE TV channel 9 in Lufkin, TX (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
  • First sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Grandsons fun
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Frank Sinatra -- Aug. 29, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7424

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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