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Monday 8 August 1955

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caroline Aiken and Diddu. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. To Hell and Back, directed by Jesse Hibbs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frankie Laine Time.
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Movies

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To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Country: United States

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Mr. Arkadin

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Country: United States

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Die Mädels vom Immenhof

Directed by: Wolfgang Schleif

Starring: Angelika Meissner, Heidi Brühl, Christiane König, Margarete Haagen

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Pete Kelly's Blues

Directed by: Jack Webb

Starring: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee

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The Night of the Hunter

Directed by: Charles Laughton

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Frankie Laine Time

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Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

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The Children's Corner

Starring: Josie Carey, Fred Rogers

Andy's Gang

Starring: Nino Marcel, Paul Cavanagh, Lou Krugman, William Benegal Rau

Country: United States

Luke and the Tenderfoot

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Fidel Castro forms July 26th Movement
  • Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy

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Books

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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

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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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My Philadelphia Father

By: Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton

It's an amazing story.

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

By: Wilbur Shaw

From dust jacket notes: "This is a book, first, for those millions of automobile owners who realize that the purpose of the automobile is to get somewhere fast now, and faster

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