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Sunday 1 May 1955

US date format: 5/1/1955, UK date format: 1/5/1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 1, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bob Lenarduzzi and Roger Hequet. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Daddy Long Legs, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Have a Heart.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Daddy Long Legs

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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A Kid for Two Farthings

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

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Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Yvonne De Carlo, Zachary Scott, Guy Prescott

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Jump Into Hell

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Jacques Sernas, Kurt Kasznar, Arnold Moss, Peter van Eyck

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Kentucky Rifle

Directed by: Carl K. Hittleman

Starring: Chill Wills, Lance Fuller, Cathy Downs, Sterling Holloway

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TV Series

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

Have a Heart

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Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Engenho das Almas

Orson Welles' Sketch Book

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1955 ?

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
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  • Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament.
  • Warsaw Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance signed (Warsaw Treaty Organization) (effective June 6).

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 01, 1955 - Geocentric view

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  2. Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
  3. Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Tony Bennett - Stranger In Paradise
  2. Eddie Calvert - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  3. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra
  4. Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford
  5. Al Hibbler - Unchained Melody


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

A politically-minded young lady and an awkward lawyer marry and eventually become President and First Lady

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A Train Of Powder

By: Rebecca West

Like most all of Rebecca West's reportage, A Train of Powder approaches great literature. Written between 1946 and 1954, these accounts of four controversial trials explore the nature of crime and

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The Breaking Wave

By: Nevil Shute

The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute’s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II.Sidelined

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot

By: Jim Bishop

The Day Lincoln Was Shot is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of April 14, 1865: the day President Abraham Lincoln was tragically assassinated.It

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