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Sunday 14 August 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Antonello Grimaldi and Philippe Békaert. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, 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 The Children's Corner.
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Movies

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

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States

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To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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Ulysses

Directed by: Mario Camerini

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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To Catch a Thief

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States

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The Naked Street

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

Starring: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 14 August 1955

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TV Series

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

The Children's Corner

Starring: Josie Carey, Fred Rogers

Andy's Gang

Starring: Nino Marcel, Paul Cavanagh, Lou Krugman, William Benegal Rau

Country: United States

Those Whiting Girls

Written by: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis

Starring: Margaret Whiting, Barbara Whiting, Mabel Albertson, Jerry Paris

Country: United States

The Johnny Carson Show

Starring: Johnny Carson

Country: United States

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Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
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Books

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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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Onions In The Stew

By: Betty MacDonald

Reading Betty MacDonald's books has taught me much in the way of tolerance and friendship even as an adult in my late 20's .

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Officers And Gentlemen

By: Evelyn Waugh

This is the second volume in the 'Sword of Honor' trilogy. The other volumes in this trilogy include: 'Men at Arms' and 'The End of the Battle'.

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Run Silent, Run Deep

By: Edward L. Beach

An American equivalent of Das Boot, this gripping, bestselling novel of submarine warfare inspired a well-known Hollywood film starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable.

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