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Sunday 16 October 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ellen Dolan . In that special week of October people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Notebooks Of Major Thompson by Pierre Daninos was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grand Ole Opry.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Captain Kangaroo

Written by: Bob Claver

Starring: Robert Keeshan

Country: United States

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United States

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The Honeymooners

Written by: Jackie Gleason

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Oklahoma!

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

Country: United States

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The Desperate Hours

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Harry

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States

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Killer's Kiss

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith

Country: United States

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Journey to Italy

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 October 1955 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Ellen Dolan: American actress who is a cast member in "As The World Turns," a daytime soap opera.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1955?

  • Life: Princess Margaret
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard Nixon -- Oct. 10, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7430

Books

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

The Notebooks Of Major Thompson

By: Pierre Daninos

Fictional observations of Major Thompson on the mannerisms of the French and English.

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The Family Of Man

By: Edward Steichen

Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955.

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

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.

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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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