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Tuesday 12 April 1955

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Louis Aubert and Fabian Hamilton. In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Damon Runyon Theater.
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TV Series

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

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Stage 7

Starring: Dan Barton, Gordon Mills, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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TV Reader's Digest

Starring: Gene Raymond, Hugh Reilly

Country: United States

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The Benny Hill Show

Starring: Benny Hill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Soldiers of Fortune

Starring: John Russell, Chick Chandler

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Marty

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti

Country: United States

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The Purple Plain

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Creature

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield

Country: United States

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Blackboard Jungle

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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East of Eden

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Louis Aubert: French singer of pop group Telephone, he went on a solo career after the four members of the band decided to stop.
  • Fabian Hamilton: English graphic designer engineer and politician.
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Facts:
  • 1st game in Kansas City, Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
  • Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; 4 billion dimes marched
  • Researchers announce results of year-long polio vaccine trials, that the vaccine is safe and effective.
  • The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
  • The Salk polio vaccine, having passed large-scale trials earlier in the United States, receives full approval by the FDA.

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Books

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

A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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To The One I Love The Best

By: Ludwig Bemelmans

To the One I Love Best [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1955] Ludwig Bemelmans

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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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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