Tuesday August 09, 1955

US date format: 8/9/1955, UK date format: 9/8/1955

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 9, 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 John E Sweeney and Doug Williams in Louisana. 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 Officers And Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Windows.
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Historical Events

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  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

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

Country: United States of America

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

Directed by: Orson Welles

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

Country: United States of America

Die Mädels vom Immenhof

Die Mädels vom Immenhof

Directed by: Wolfgang Schleif

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

Wiretapper

Wiretapper

Directed by: Dick Ross

Starring: Bill Williams, Georgia Lee, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Tead

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Windows

Windows

Directed by: Gordon Willis

Frankie Laine Time

Frankie Laine Time

Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

Holiday Hotel

Holiday Hotel

Directed by: Michel Lang

Undercurrent

Undercurrent

Days to next August 09

If August 09, 1955 is your birthday you're 65 years, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 25 days.
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Books

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Officers And Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh

Officers And Gentlemen

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This is the second volume in the 'Sword of Honor' trilogy. The other volumes in this trilogy include: 'Men at Arms' and 'The End of the Battle'.

Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Grandfather Stories

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Book by Adams, Samuel Hopkins

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking

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An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

Something Of Value by Robert Ruark

Something Of Value

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Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

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.


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