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Thursday 8 December 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Claudio Bigagli and Kasim Sulton. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Captain Kangaroo

Written by: Bob Claver

Starring: Robert Keeshan

Country: United States

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Man with the Golden Arm

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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Day the World Ended

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens

Country: United States

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Tarantula

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States

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Diabolique

Directed by: H.G. Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Vra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

Country: United States

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Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Directed by: Hiroshi Inagaki

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentar Mikuni

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
  • Claudio Bigagli: Italian actor who has appeared in more than 40 films and television shows since 1976.
  • Kasim Sulton: American singer-songwriter bass player and producer (Blue Öyster Cult Utopia and The New Cars).
  • Milenko Zablaćanski: Serbian actor director and screenwriter (d. 2008).
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Facts:
  • 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB).
  • Turkish government of Menderes forms.
  • Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his third Most Valuable Player Award.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Manmade mink fur
  • Time: Rev. Theodore Floyd Adams of Richmond's First Baptist Church
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7438

Books

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

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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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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These Lovers Fled Away

By: Howard Spring

These Lovers Fled Away

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