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Saturday 12 November 1955

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leslie McKeown and Les McKeown. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams. In UK Hernando's Hideaway by Johnston Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Band Of Angels by Robert Penn Warren was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Spin and Marty.
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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Captain Kangaroo

Written by: Bob Claver

Starring: Robert Keeshan

Country: United States

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Directed by: Hiroshi Inagaki

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentar Mikuni

Country: United States

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I Died a Thousand Times

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson

Country: United States

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Umberto D.

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari

Country: United States

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Guys and Dolls

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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Picnic

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 November 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
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Facts:
  • 1st West German officers sworn in
  • Date returned to in Back to the Future andBack to the Future II
  • E Arcaro, E Sande and G Woolf first inductees in Jockey hall of fame.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Mans beginnings caveman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Princess Margaret -- Nov. 7, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7434

Books

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

Band Of Angels

By: Robert Penn Warren

First published in 1955, Band of Angels is one of the most searing and vivid fictional accounts of the Civil War era ever written.

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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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Silver Leopard

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition bound in red cloth. Pictorial endpapers by John Alan Maxwell.

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Cards Of Identity

By: Nigel Dennis

Tight bright book with clean pages. Does have former owner name in neat small writing inside front cover Gentle wear to covers, mild slight blemishes.

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