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Tuesday 16 August 1955

US date format: 8/16/1955, UK date format: 16/8/1955

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Perry and Marneen Fields. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Pather Panchali, directed by Satyajit Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Officers And Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Prince and the Pauper.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1955

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Movies

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

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States

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To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Country: United States

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Mr. Arkadin

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Country: United States

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Die Mädels vom Immenhof

Directed by: Wolfgang Schleif

Starring: Angelika Meissner, Heidi Brühl, Christiane König, Margarete Haagen

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Wiretapper

Directed by: Dick Ross

Starring: Bill Williams, Georgia Lee, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Tead

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TV Series

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

The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

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Frankie Laine Time

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Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

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Undercurrent

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Terminus

Directed by: Innerface Films LLC

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Officers And Gentlemen

By: Evelyn Waugh

This is the second volume in the 'Sword of Honor' trilogy. The other volumes in this trilogy include: 'Men at Arms' and 'The End of the Battle'.

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The House On Nauset Marsh

By: Wyman Richardson

Dr. Wyman Richardson lived the life of a busy, and distinguished, physician, practicing in Boston and teaching at the Harvard Medical School, but here is recorded his other lifethe one closest

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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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The Land They Fought For

By: Clifford Dowdey

Book by Dowdey, Clifford

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