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Friday 6 May 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 6, 1955). 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. Kiss Me Deadly, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Tumult And The Shouting by Grantland Rice was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Off the Record.
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What the sky looked like on 6 May 1955

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Movies

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Kiss Me Deadly

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Country: United States

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Santa Fe Passage

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: John Payne, Faith Domergue, Rod Cameron, Slim Pickens

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Bride of the Monster

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Off the Record

Directed by: Alberto Triana

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Have a Heart

Directed by: Not specifed

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Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 06, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

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. The Crew Cuts - Earth Angel
  5. Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford

Books

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

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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To The One I Love The Best

By: Ludwig Bemelmans

Best offer for that condition ............ 255 pages as unused ........... Minor scratches and minor tears at DJ with small tape but all in all VG .......

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My Several Worlds

By: Pearl S. Buck

The extraordinary and eventful personal account of the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for LiteratureOften regarded as one of Pearl S.

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