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Monday 9 May 1955

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kevin Peter Hall and Tad Coffin. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Unchained Melody by Les Baxter & His Orchestra. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. The Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die flimmernde Leinwand.
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Movies

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The Dam Busters

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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Daddy Long Legs

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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A Kid for Two Farthings

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

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Jump Into Hell

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Jacques Sernas, Kurt Kasznar, Arnold Moss, Peter van Eyck

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Kentucky Rifle

Directed by: Carl K. Hittleman

Starring: Chill Wills, Lance Fuller, Cathy Downs, Sterling Holloway

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TV Series

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

Die flimmernde Leinwand

The Ted Ray Show

Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
  • Saint Gerontius (died 501)
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Facts:
  • German Federal Republic joins NATO.
  • Sam and Friends debuts on a local United States television channel, marking the first television appearance of both Jim Henson and what would become Kermit the Frog and The Muppets.
  • Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.

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Books

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Bottoms Up!

By: Cornelia Otis Skinner

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

Love is eternal

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Flamingo Feather

By: Laurens Van Der Post

Flamingo Feather, which Laurens van der Post dedicated to the 'fast vanishing Africa' of his boyhood, is a story of adventure - adventure unfolded in the great tradition of story-telling.

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The Good Shepherd

By: C.S. Forester

"C. S. Forester is the First Admiral of all the seven seas of fiction," wrote John P. Marquand after reading The Good Shepherd.

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