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Thursday 16 June 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Bailey and Tree Rollins. In UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. The Seven Little Foys, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Stage 7

Starring: Dan Barton, Gordon Mills, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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TV Reader's Digest

Starring: Gene Raymond, Hugh Reilly

Country: United States

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The Benny Hill Show

Starring: Benny Hill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Soldiers of Fortune

Starring: John Russell, Chick Chandler

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Seven Little Foys

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias

Country: United States

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Summertime

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda

Country: United States

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Lady and the Tramp

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee

Country: United States

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The Seven Year Itch

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes

Country: United States

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This Island Earth

Directed by: Joseph Newman

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 June 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Simon Bailey: Priest.
  • Tree Rollins: American basketball player.
  • Laurie Metcalf: American TV and stage actress who first performed with the Steppenwolf Company of Chicago before landing the plum role of Roseanne's sister, Jackie on the top-rated TV series, "Roseanne.
  • Wayne Rollins: American athlete, pro basketball player, he was drafted by Atlanta in 1977; he played with that team until the end of the 1988 season.
  • Grete Faremo: Norwegian politician Norwegian Minister of Defence.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ozias Leduc: Canadian painter and educator (d. 1955).
Facts:
  • 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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Books

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

The Breaking Wave

By: Nevil Shute

The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute’s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II.Sidelined

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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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Run Silent, Run Deep

By: Edward L. Beach

An American equivalent of Das Boot, this gripping, bestselling novel of submarine warfare inspired a well-known Hollywood film starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable.

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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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