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Monday 4 July 1955, US Independence Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dominique Wavre and John Waite. In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Mister Roberts, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Those Whiting Girls.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Mister Roberts

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell

Country: United States

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We're No Angels

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray

Country: United States

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The Seven Little Foys

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda

Country: United States

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Lady and the Tramp

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Johnny Carson Show

Starring: Johnny Carson

Country: United States

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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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TV Reader's Digest

Starring: Gene Raymond, Hugh Reilly

Country: United States

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The Benny Hill Show

Starring: Benny Hill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1955 ?

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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The Family Of Man

By: Edward Steichen

Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955.

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