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Monday 16 May 1955

US date format: 5/16/1955, UK date format: 16/5/1955

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Debra Winger and John Frawley. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Terminus.
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Love Me or Leave Me

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Country: United States

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Soldier of Fortune

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Gene Barry

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The Dam Busters

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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Kiss Me Deadly

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Country: United States

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Santa Fe Passage

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: John Payne, Faith Domergue, Rod Cameron, Slim Pickens

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Directed by: Innerface Films LLC

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Off the Record

Directed by: Alberto Triana

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Have a Heart

Directed by: Not specifed

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Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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CBC Summer Theatre

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Historical Events

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  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Debra Winger: American actress whose films include "Urban Cowboy," 1980, "An Officer and a Gentleman," 1982 and "Terms of Endearment," 1983, for which she was nominated as Best Actress.
  • John Frawley: British astrologer, the editor of the "Astrologer's Apprentice" and a regular writer for a soccer magazine.
  • Jack Morris: American baseball player and sportscaster.
  • Edgar Bronfman: American businessman, second of five children of Ann (Loeb) and Edgar Miles Bronfman.
  • Olga Korbut: Belarusian gymnast.
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Famous Deaths:
  • James Agee: US critic / writer (Death in Family), dies in New York.
  • King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
  • Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Heavyweight Rocky Marciano knocks out Don Cockell in 9 rounds (San Francisco) for heavyweight boxing title.

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Planetary positions on May 16, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1955 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
  2. Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  3. Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  4. Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Tony Bennett - Stranger In Paradise
  2. Eddie Calvert - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  3. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra
  4. The Crew Cuts - Earth Angel
  5. Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford


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

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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Run Silent, Run Deep

By: Edward L. Beach

This is a story of the silent service—the submarine crews which destroyed the Japanese merchant marine. A narrative taut with drama, told with the intimacy of a confession, it deals with two strong-headed men: their loves, their jealousies, and their ...

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My Several Worlds

By: Pearl S. Buck

The extraordinary and eventful personal account of the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for LiteratureOften regarded as one of Pearl S.

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

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