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Thursday 16 June 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 16, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laurie Metcalf and Anatoly Chubais. In UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Moonfleet, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching America's Greatest Bands.
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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors

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Land of the Pharaohs

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin, Alexis Minotis

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

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The Cobweb

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame

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The Big Bluff

Directed by: W. Lee Wilder

Starring: John Bromfield, Martha Vickers, Robert Hutton, Rosemarie Stack

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America's Greatest Bands

Maxim auf Reisen

The Soldiers

The Amazing Dunninger

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 June 1955 ?

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ozias Leduc: Canadian painter and educator (d. 1955).
  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Peron
  • ''Lady and the Tramp'', the Walt Disney company's 15th animated film, premieres in Chicago, Illinois.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 16, 1955 - Geocentric view

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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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The Good Shepherd

By: C.S. Forester

"C. S. Forester is the First Admiral of all the seven seas of fiction," wrote John P. Marquand after reading The Good Shepherd.

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The Healer

By: Frank G. Slaughter

A patient dies, Dr. Don Carter is tormented by the fear that he might have been careless. Only Laura, his operating room nurse, could tell him the truth.

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The Thorn Tree

By: Nelia Gardner White

First published by the Viking Press in April 1955.

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