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Tuesday 16 August 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 The Land They Fought For by Clifford Dowdey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tales of the Texas Rangers.
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Movies

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Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

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

Country: United States

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All That Heaven Allows

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel

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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TV Series

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

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Starring: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter

Country: United States

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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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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
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Facts:
  • Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #9 songs in the USA
  1. Chuck Berry - Maybellene
  2. The Longest Walk - Jaye P. Morgan
  3. (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets
  4. Ain't That A Shame - Pat Boone
  5. Learnin' The Blues - Frank Sinatra
  6. Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
  7. Boyd Bennett - Seventeen
  8. Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
  9. The House Of Blue Lights - Chuck Miller
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Rose Marie - Slim Whitman
  2. Frankie Laine With The Mellomen - Cool Water
  3. Learnin' The Blues - Frank Sinatra
  4. Evermore - Ruby Murray
  5. Ev'rywhere - David Whitfield

Books

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

The Land They Fought For

By: Clifford Dowdey

Book by Dowdey, Clifford

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From My Experience

By: Louis Bromfield

From My Experience is full of stimulating ideas, fascinating for anyone who understands or wishes to understand something of land and people and animals and plants--their relations to economics, science, and

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Inside The Space Ships

By: George Adamski

CONTENTS Introduction by Charlotte Blodget Foreword by Desmond Leslie 1 Return of the Venusian 2 Inside a Venusian Scout Ship 3

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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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