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Sunday 14 August 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 14, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Antonello Grimaldi and Paul Greengrass. 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. To Hell and Back, directed by Jesse Hibbs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Gentlemen, Start Your Engines by Wilbur Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frankie Laine Time.
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What the sky looked like on 14 August 1955

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Movies

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

To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Country: United States

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Mr. Arkadin

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Country: United States

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Die Mädels vom Immenhof

Directed by: Wolfgang Schleif

Starring: Angelika Meissner, Heidi Brühl, Christiane König, Margarete Haagen

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Wiretapper

Directed by: Dick Ross

Starring: Bill Williams, Georgia Lee, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Tead

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To Catch a Thief

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Frankie Laine Time

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Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

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Undercurrent

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Terminus

Directed by: Innerface Films LLC

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The Children's Corner

Starring: Josie Carey, Fred Rogers

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 14, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1955 ?

Top #8 songs in the USA
  1. Johnny Desmond - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
  2. Perry Como - Tina Marie
  3. Wake The Town And Tell The People - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
  4. Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
  5. Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
  6. Ain't That A Shame - Pat Boone
  7. The Yellow Rose Of Texas - Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus
  8. Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra

Books

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

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

By: Wilbur Shaw

From dust jacket notes: "This is a book, first, for those millions of automobile owners who realize that the purpose of the automobile is to get somewhere fast now, and faster

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My Philadelphia Father

By: Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton

It's an amazing story.

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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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