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Friday 7 January 1955, Orthodox Christmas

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sandra Bernhard in Arizona and Martina Castiglia. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Bad Day at Black Rock, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while R.S.V.P. Elsa Maxwell'S Own Story by Elsa Maxwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Soldiers of Fortune.
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TV Series

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

Soldiers of Fortune

Starring: John Russell, Chick Chandler

Country: United States

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The Bob Cummings Show

Starring: Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Rosemary DeCamp, Dwayne Hickman

Country: United States

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The Little Rascals

Starring: Wally Albright, Sherwood Bailey, Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

Country: United States

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Look

Starring: Peter Scott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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War in the Air

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Bad Day at Black Rock

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis

Country: United States

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Animal Farm

Directed by: Joy Batchelor

Starring: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Country: United States

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Vera Cruz

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel

Country: United States

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20000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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There's No Business Like Show Business

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 January 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sandra Bernhard in Arizona: USA; Jewish comedian, singer, actress, and author (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy).
  • Martina Castiglia: Italian passenger on the Milan-Cologne flight which disintegrated in mid-air over Lecco 10/16/1987 at 7:30 PM.
  • Anne McDermott: American news reporter for CNN.
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Facts:
  • Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
  • WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Marian Anderson is the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 songs in the UK
  1. The Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers
  2. Eddie Calvert - Oh Mein Papa
  3. Frankie Laine - Blowing Wild
  4. Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen
  5. No One But You - Billy Eckstine
  6. Winifred Atwell - Let's Have A Party
  7. David Whitfield - Rags To Riches
  8. Ronnie Hilton - I Still Believe
  9. Mantovani - Swedish Rhapsody
  10. Ruby Murray - Heartbeat

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1955?

  • Life: Food child in shopping cart
  • Time: Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7390

Books

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

R.S.V.P. Elsa Maxwell'S Own Story

By: Elsa Maxwell

In this 326 page book, Elsa Maxwell tells her fascinating life story, coming from a poor background, becoming a pianist, an accompaniast to a vaudeville star, a song writer, a partner

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Bonjour Tristesse

By: Francoise Sagan

Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father—a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside ...

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The Saturday Evening Post Treasury

By: Roger Butterfield

The Saturday Evening Post Treasury

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My Brother'S Keeper

By: Marcia Davenport

Gently used hardcover book published by Charles Scribner's Son's 1954. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 54-6300

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