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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 How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Penelope.
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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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Top Gun

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

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

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The Rose Tattoo

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan, Ben Cooper

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Directed by: Mark Palansky

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Directed by: Walter Hill

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Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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Captain Z-Ro

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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 December 16, 1955 - Geocentric view

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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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The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

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Papa'S Wife

By: Thyra Ferre Bjorn

Book by Thyra Ferré Björn

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