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Friday 9 September 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean Lafond and John Kricfalusi. In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Journey to Italy, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wonderama.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Wonderama

Starring: Pat Meikle

Country: United States

Warner Brothers Presents

Starring: Gig Young, Charles McGraw, Marcel Dalio, Dan Seymour

Country: United States

Gunsmoke

Written by: Charles Marquis Warren

Starring: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Country: United States

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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Country: United States

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Tales of the Texas Rangers

Starring: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Journey to Italy

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban

Country: United States

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Summer with Monika

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen

Country: United States

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The Man from Laramie

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States

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To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 September 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • North Korea - Republic Day (1948)
  • Eastern Orthodoxy - Synaxis of the Theopatores Joachim and Anna
  • California - Admission Day (to commemorate the state's admission to the USA)
  • Japan - Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)
  • Tajikistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean Lafond: French Grand Prix motorcycle racer, who was Endurance FIM World Champion in 1981.
  • John Kricfalusi: Canadian voice actor animator director and screenwriter.
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Facts:
  • Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Parisian glamour
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Herman Wouk -- Sep. 5, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7425

Books

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

Soldier Of Fortune

By: Ernest Kellogg Gann

This book will hold you from first to last with its break-neck pace and heavy adventure. A beautiful and unusual love story contributes vitally to the constantly mounting suspense.

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The View From Pompey'S Head

By: Hamilton Basso

Sweet, sleepy -- beautiful -- old Pompey's Head, South Carolina. Anson Page thought he'd ground it out of his life for good. Now a Manhattan lawyer representing a large publishing house, he's returning to his hometown after fifteen years to ...

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

"Love is Eternal" was the inscription Abraham Lincoln had engraved on the wedding ring he gave Mary Todd. This book tells Mary's own story, especially her romance with Abraham and her years of marriage which were happier than historians generally ...

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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

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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