Tuesday August 16, 1955

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

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart 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 The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Prince and the Pauper.
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Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

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

Country: United States of America

To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

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

Country: United States of America

Mr. Arkadin

Directed by: Orson Welles

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

Country: United States of America

Die Mädels vom Immenhof

Directed by: Wolfgang Schleif

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

Wiretapper

Directed by: Dick Ross

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 16, 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

    Events

  • Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor.

TV Series

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The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

Frankie Laine Time

Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

Do It Yourself

Directed by: Dimitris Tsilifonis

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Books

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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.

Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

Run Silent, Run Deep

By: Edward L. Beach

This is a story of the silent service—the submarine crews which destroyed the Japanese merchant marine. A narrative taut with drama, told with the intimacy of a confession, it deals with two strong-headed men: their loves, their jealousies, and their …

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

Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

The classic book on phonics--the method of teaching recommended by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains complete materials and instructions on teaching children to read at home.


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