Friday July 08, 1955

US date format: 7/8/1955, UK date format: 8/7/1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 8, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Monty Don and Lena Endre. In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. Wichita, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Musical Chairs.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald

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Movies

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Wichita

Wichita

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford

Foxfire

Foxfire

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Starring: Jane Russell, Jeff Chandler, Dan Duryea, Mara Corday

Doctor at Sea

Doctor at Sea

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda de Banzie, Brigitte Bardot, James Robertson Justice

Country: United States of America

House of Bamboo

House of Bamboo

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell

Not as a Stranger

Not as a Stranger

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

Holiday Hotel

Holiday Hotel

Directed by: Michel Lang

Undercurrent

Undercurrent

Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself

Directed by: Dimitris Tsilifonis

Terminus

Terminus

Directed by: Innerface Films LLC

Days to next July 08

If July 08, 1955 is your birthday you're 65 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time For Sergeants

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No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

My Philadelphia Father by Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton

My Philadelphia Father

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It's an amazing story.

Not Honour More by Joyce Cary

Not Honour More

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Not Honour More is the third novel in the second trilogy, or triptych to use Cary's preferred term. The first two are The Prisoner of Grace and Except the Lord, in

The Land They Fought For by Clifford Dowdey

The Land They Fought For

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Book by Dowdey, Clifford

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter

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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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