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Wednesday 14 September 1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivier Roellinger and Steve Berlin. In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Killer's Kiss, directed by Stanley Kubrick, 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 Navy Log.
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TV Series

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The Phil Silvers Show

Written by: Nat Hiken

Starring: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

Country: United States

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Cheyenne

Starring: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy

Country: United States

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Gunsmoke

Written by: Charles Marquis Warren

Starring: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Country: United States

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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Country: United States

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Tales of the Texas Rangers

Starring: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Man from Laramie

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States

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Ulysses

Directed by: Mario Camerini

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Olivier Roellinger: French chef and businessman, who earned three Michelin stars in 1996.
  • Steve Berlin: American saxophonist keyboard player and producer (Los Lobos The Flesh Eaters and The Blasters).
  • Geraldine Brooks: Actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51.
  • William Jackson: Scottish harp player and composer (Ossian).
  • Edu Manzano: American-Filipino actor and politician.
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Facts:
  • Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
  • Pope Pius XII elevates many of the Apostolic Vicariates in Africa to Metropolitan Archdioceses

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Joan Collins
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. Colonel Paul Stapp -- Sep. 12, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7426

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 Living Past Of America

By: Cornelius Vanderbilt

The Living Past of America. A pictorial treasury of our historic houses and villages that have been preserved and restored. by Cornelius Jr.

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The Desert And The Stars

By: Flora Armitage

Hardcover. Biography.

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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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