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Friday 6 May 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Bergeron and Donald A Thomas in Cleveland. 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 Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Science Fiction Theatre.
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Movies

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

Country: United States

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Marty

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti

Country: United States

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The Purple Plain

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Creature

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield

Country: United States

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Blackboard Jungle

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 6 May 1955

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TV Series

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

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Damon Runyon Theater

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Donald Woods, Allen Jenkins, Wally Vernon, Clegg Hoyt

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
  • Micah of Radonezh
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tom Bergeron: American game show host, Bergeron began his career as a disc jockey for a hometown radio station.
  • Donald A Thomas in Cleveland: Ohio, USA; PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94).
  • Nicholas Alexander: 7th Earl of Caledon English politician Lord Lieutenant of Armagh.
  • John Hutton: Baron Hutton of Furness English academic and politician Secretary of State for Defence.
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Facts:
  • West Germany joins NATO
  • WEU charter effective.

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Books

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Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

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The View From Pompey'S Head

By: Hamilton Basso

Sweet, sleepy -- beautiful -- old Pompey's Head, South Carolina. Anson Page thought he'd ground it out of his life for good. Now a Manhattan lawyer representing a large publishing house, he's returning to his hometown after fifteen years to ...

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Flamingo Feather

By: Laurens Van Der Post

Flamingo Feather, which Laurens van der Post dedicated to the 'fast vanishing Africa' of his boyhood, is a story of adventure - adventure unfolded in the great tradition of story-telling.

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Venture Into Darkness

By: Alice Tisdale Hobart

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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