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Friday 14 October 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Iwona Blazwick . In that special week of October people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Ole Opry.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Captain Kangaroo

Written by: Bob Claver

Starring: Robert Keeshan

Country: United States

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United States

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The Honeymooners

Written by: Jackie Gleason

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Oklahoma!

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

Country: United States

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The Desperate Hours

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Harry

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States

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Killer's Kiss

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith

Country: United States

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Journey to Italy

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 October 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
  • RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
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Facts:
  • ODECA secretariat inaugurated.
  • The first footage of Elvis Presley is filmed as part of a film short about the Cleveland, Ohio, disc jockey Bill Randle.
  • Cardiff is announced as the capital city of the principality of Wales, within the United Kingdom.
  • After the last Allied troops have left the country and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares its permanent neutrality.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam to be a republic with himself as its President and forms the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Princess Margaret
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard Nixon -- Oct. 10, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7430

Books

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

No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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Grandfather Stories

By: Samuel Hopkins Adams

Book by Adams, Samuel Hopkins

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