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Thursday 14 July 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 14, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Allison Jones and L Brent Bozell III. In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Virgin Queen, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while My Philadelphia Father by Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton 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 July 1955

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Movies

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The Virgin Queen

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Jay Robinson

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I Am a Camera

Directed by: Henry Cornelius

Starring: Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey, Shelley Winters, Ron Randell

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The Kentuckian

Directed by: Burt Lancaster

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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Wichita

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford

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Foxfire

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Starring: Jane Russell, Jeff Chandler, Dan Duryea, Mara Corday

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TV Series

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Frankie Laine Time

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Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
  • France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Allison Jones: Businesswoman.
  • L Brent Bozell III: American writer and pundit.
  • Hugues Parant: French senior civil servant, Managing Director of EPADESA-La Defense Seine Arche, Paris (Etablissement Public d’Aménagement de La Défense Seine Arche), the public authority responsible for development and urban planning in Paris's key business quarter.
  • L Bozell: American journalist and activist founded the Media Research Center.
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Facts:
  • 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascott racetrack, England

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 14, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Books

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My Philadelphia Father

By: Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton

It's an amazing story.

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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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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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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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