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Saturday 1 October 1955

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Phillip Oakey and Anita Cortesi. In that special week of October 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. The Desperate Hours, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crusader.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Captain Kangaroo

Written by: Bob Claver

Starring: Robert Keeshan

Country: United States

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United States

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The Honeymooners

Written by: Jackie Gleason

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Country: United States

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Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

Written by: George W. Trendle, Fran Striker

Starring: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Desperate Hours

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Harry

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States

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Killer's Kiss

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith

Country: United States

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Journey to Italy

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Phillip Oakey: Rocker (Human League).
  • Anita Cortesi: Swiss professional astrologer, originally trained as a teacher.
  • Howard Hewett: American pop singer originally with the group "Shalamar" and then going solo in the mid-eighties when his career skyrocketed.
  • Brogan Lane: American tall (5' 8") buxom actress, the third wife of 5' 2" Dudley Moore.
  • François Muir: Belgian poet.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charles Christie: Canadian-American businessman co-founded the Christie Film Company (d. 1955).
Facts:
  • Honeymooners premieres
  • Piet Lieftinck becomes director v / h IMF (World bank)
  • WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting

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Books

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

Grandfather Stories

By: Samuel Hopkins Adams

Book by Adams, Samuel Hopkins

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Onions In The Stew

By: Betty MacDonald

Reading Betty MacDonald's books has taught me much in the way of tolerance and friendship even as an adult in my late 20's .

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The Great Man

By: Al Morgan

Binding tight. Second printing. X library. Some wear to dust jacket. Great reading copy

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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