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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 A Train Of Powder by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die flimmernde Leinwand.
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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1955

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Movies

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

The Dam Busters

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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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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A Kid for Two Farthings

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

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Jump Into Hell

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Jacques Sernas, Kurt Kasznar, Arnold Moss, Peter van Eyck

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TV Series

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

Die flimmernde Leinwand

The Ted Ray Show

Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

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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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Books

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A Train Of Powder

By: Rebecca West

Like most all of Rebecca West's reportage, A Train of Powder approaches great literature. Written between 1946 and 1954, these accounts of four controversial trials explore the nature of crime and

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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 Good Shepherd

By: C.S. Forester

"C. S. Forester is the First Admiral of all the seven seas of fiction," wrote John P. Marquand after reading The Good Shepherd.

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The Scotswoman

By: Inglis Clark Fletcher

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

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