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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 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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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

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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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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Philippe Békaert: French personality from the world of horse racing, a jockey, driver and trainer.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ben Hogan golf
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Roy Campanella -- Aug. 8, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7421

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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Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A.

By: Richard Stoddard Aldrich

Gertrude Lawrence, as Mrs. Q, by her husband, Richard Stoddard Aldrich, Greystone, 1954, LCCC# 54-11970. 414 pages. NF/VG.

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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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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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