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Monday 9 May 1955

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 9, 1955). 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 The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Off the Record.
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What the sky looked like on 9 May 1955

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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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Kiss Me Deadly

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Country: United States

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Santa Fe Passage

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: John Payne, Faith Domergue, Rod Cameron, Slim Pickens

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Bride of the Monster

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King

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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TV Series

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

Off the Record

Directed by: Alberto Triana

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Have a Heart

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Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Die flimmernde Leinwand

The Ted Ray Show

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Historical Events

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 09, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1955 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
  2. Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  3. Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  4. Four Aces - Melody Of Love
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Tony Bennett - Stranger In Paradise
  2. Eddie Calvert - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  3. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra
  4. The Crew Cuts - Earth Angel
  5. Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford

Books

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

The Day Lincoln Was Shot

By: Jim Bishop

The Day Lincoln Was Shot is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of April 14, 1865: the day President Abraham Lincoln was tragically assassinated.It

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My Several Worlds

By: Pearl S. Buck

The extraordinary and eventful personal account of the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for LiteratureOften regarded as one of Pearl S.

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Essays In The Public Philosophy

By: Walter Lippmann

Politics. First edition stated. Blue cloth covers rubbed, corners and spine ends bumped, faint glass ring on the front. Interior clean and tight, pages toned.

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Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

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

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