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Sunday 13 November 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Whoopi Goldberg and Hervé Le Corre. 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 Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Spin and Marty.
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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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Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 November 1955 ?

  • Roman festivals - Iovis epulum; feast of Feronia
  • R.C. Saints - Bricius of Tours; Mother Cabrini; Saint Homobonus
  • Also see November 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
  • Argentine General Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as President
  • First live US telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana, Cuba.

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

Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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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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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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