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Wednesday 12 October 1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pat Dinizio and Einar Jan Aas. In that special week of October people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Ole Opry.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Honeymooners

Written by: Jackie Gleason

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Oklahoma!

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

Country: United States

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The Desperate Hours

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Harry

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States

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Killer's Kiss

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith

Country: United States

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Journey to Italy

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Pat Dinizio: Rock vocalist (Smithereens).
  • Einar Jan Aas: Norwegian footballer.
  • Brigitte Lahaie: French radio talk show host, mainstream film actress and former pornographic actress of X-rated films.
  • Susan Rancourt: American homicide victim of Ted Bundy, murdered on 4/17/1974, Ellenburg, WA, "shortly after 10:00 PM.
  • Ashley Adams: .
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Princess Margaret
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard Nixon -- Oct. 10, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7430

Books

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

Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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The House On Nauset Marsh

By: Wyman Richardson

Dr. Wyman Richardson lived the life of a busy, and distinguished, physician, practicing in Boston and teaching at the Harvard Medical School, but here is recorded his other lifethe one closest

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Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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