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Friday 8 April 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Campbell and Patrick Mennucci. In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Science Fiction Theatre.
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TV Series

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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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Soldiers of Fortune

Starring: John Russell, Chick Chandler

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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East of Eden

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Campbell: harness racer (three-time winner of Hambletonian).
  • Patrick Mennucci: French politician of the socialist party, member of the natiaonal parliament since 2012, and mayor of the 1st district of Marseille since 2008.
  • Kane Hodder: American actor and stuntman.
  • Ricky Bell: American football player (d. 1984).
  • Gerrie Coetzee: South African boxer.
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Books

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

"Love is Eternal" was the inscription Abraham Lincoln had engraved on the wedding ring he gave Mary Todd. This book tells Mary's own story, especially her romance with Abraham and her years of marriage which were happier than historians generally ...

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A Train Of Powder

By: Rebecca West

Like most all of Rebecca West's reportage, A Train of Powder approaches great literature. Written between 1946 and 1954, these accounts of four controversial trials explore the nature of crime and

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The Healer

By: Frank G. Slaughter

A patient dies, Dr. Don Carter is tormented by the fear that he might have been careless. Only Laura, his operating room nurse, could tell him the truth.

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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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