Friday December 16, 1955

US date format: 12/16/1955, UK date format: 16/12/1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Xander Berkeley and Prince Lorenz of Belgium. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Court Jester, directed by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Here and Now.
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Movies

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The Court Jester

The Court Jester

Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States of America

Sissi

Sissi

Directed by: Ernst Marischka

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

Country: United States of America

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

Directed by: Otto Preminger

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

It's a Dog's Life

It's a Dog's Life

Directed by: Herman Hoffman

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

Top Gun

Top Gun

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

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

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Here and Now

Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

St. Ives

St. Ives

Judge Roy Bean

Judge Roy Bean

Penelope

Penelope

Directed by: Mark Palansky

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Books

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The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

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159 pp., 8vo.

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter

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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

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

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Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

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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.

No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time For Sergeants

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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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