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Saturday 14 May 1955

US date format: 5/14/1955, UK date format: 14/5/1955

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 14, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alasdair Fraser and Dan Post (actor). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Unchained Melody by Les Baxter & His Orchestra. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. The Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson, 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 Off the Record.
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What the sky looked like on 14 May 1955

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Movies

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The Dam Busters

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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Kiss Me Deadly

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Country: United States

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Santa Fe Passage

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: John Payne, Faith Domergue, Rod Cameron, Slim Pickens

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Bride of the Monster

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King

Country: United States

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Daddy Long Legs

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Off the Record

Directed by: Alberto Triana

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Have a Heart

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Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Die flimmernde Leinwand

The Ted Ray Show

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
  • Paraguay - Flag Day.
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Facts:
  • US performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean.
  • Cold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 14, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
  2. Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  3. Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  4. Four Aces - Melody Of Love
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Tony Bennett - Stranger In Paradise
  2. Eddie Calvert - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  3. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra
  4. The Crew Cuts - Earth Angel
  5. Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford

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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The Healer

By: Frank G. Slaughter

A patient dies, Dr. Don Carter is tormented by the fear that he might have been careless. Only Laura, his operating room nurse, could tell him the truth.

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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