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Sunday 2 October 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gary Streeter and Kathryn Morrison Long Beach CA. In that special week of October people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Desperate Hours, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Tree Of Man by Patrick White 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 2 October 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents premieres
  • 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
  • Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles
  • Chiva Stoica becomes Premier of Romania
  • WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins

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Books

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

The Tree Of Man

By: Patrick White

Stan Parker, with only a horse and a dog for company journeys to a remote patch of land he has inherited in the Australian hills.

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Band Of Angels

By: Robert Penn Warren

First published in 1955, Band of Angels is one of the most searing and vivid fictional accounts of the Civil War era ever written.

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