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Thursday 14 July 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include L Brent Bozell III and Hugues Parant. 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 Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frankie Laine Time.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Virgin Queen

Directed by: Henry Koster

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

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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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Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

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

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Directed by: Joseph Pevney

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

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors

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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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Which were the important events of 14 July 1955 ?

  • 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:
  • 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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  • 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascott racetrack, England

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

Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

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My Philadelphia Father

By: Cordelia Drexel Biddle and Kyle Crichton

It's an amazing story.

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The Good Shepherd

By: C.S. Forester

"C. S. Forester is the First Admiral of all the seven seas of fiction," wrote John P. Marquand after reading The Good Shepherd.

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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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