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Friday 16 December 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 16, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Xander Berkeley and Carol M. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. Sissi, directed by Ernst Marischka, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while A Night To Remember by Walter Lord was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Here and Now.
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Directed by: Ernst Marischka

Starring: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

Country: United States

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It's a Dog's Life

Directed by: Herman Hoffman

Starring: Jeff Richards, Jarma Lewis, Edmund Gwenn, Dean Jagger

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The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger

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The Indian Fighter

Directed by: André De Toth

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas

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Top Gun

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

Starring: Sterling Hayden, William Bishop, Karin Booth, James Millican

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TV Series

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

Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

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The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

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Judge Roy Bean

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St. Ives

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Directed by: Mark Palansky

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Historical Events

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  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 16, 1955 - Geocentric view

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

A Night To Remember

By: Walter Lord

The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

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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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A Charmed Life

By: Mary McCarthy

The life of a writer is flipped upside down when she reconnects with her roots—and her remarried ex-husband—in this witty autobiographical novel by bestselling author Mary McCarthyFormer actress and budding playwright

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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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