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Wednesday 10 August 1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eddie Campbell and Jim Mees. 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 The Great American Heritage by Bela Kornitzer was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Those Whiting Girls

Written by: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis

Starring: Margaret Whiting, Barbara Whiting, Mabel Albertson, Jerry Paris

Country: United States

The Johnny Carson Show

Starring: Johnny Carson

Country: United States

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Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

Damon Runyon Theater

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Donald Woods, Allen Jenkins, Wally Vernon, Clegg Hoyt

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Movies

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

To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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Ulysses

Directed by: Mario Camerini

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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To Catch a Thief

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States

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The Naked Street

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

Starring: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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The Night of the Hunter

Directed by: Charles Laughton

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
  • St. Deusdedit
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eddie Campbell: Scottish comics artist and cartoonist who now lives in Australia.
  • Jim Mees: American set designer (d. 2013).
  • Mel Tiangco: Filipina television personality and broadcast journalist.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ben Hogan golf
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Roy Campanella -- Aug. 8, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7421

Books

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

How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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Officers And Gentlemen

By: Evelyn Waugh

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'.

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