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Thursday 12 May 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include William P. Young and Kix Brooks in Shreveport. 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 No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman 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 12 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

Which were the important events of 12 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
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Facts:
  • Chicago Cub Sam Jones is 1st black to pitch no-hitter (Pirates, 4-0)
  • Nineteen days after bus workers went on strike in Singapore, rioting breaks out and seriously impacts Singapore's bid for independence.
  • New York's Third Avenue Elevated runs its last train between Chathem Square in Manhattan and East 149th Street in the Bronx, thus ending elevated train service in Manhattan.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 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 ?

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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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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The Scotswoman

By: Inglis Clark Fletcher

The Scotswoman Hardcover - June 10, 1976 by Inglis Clark Fletcher

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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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