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Friday 16 September 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Liz Knights and Vicki Tabor. In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Killer's Kiss, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Take Your Pick.
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TV Series

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

The Phil Silvers Show

Written by: Nat Hiken

Starring: Phil Silvers, Paul Ford, Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin

Country: United States

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Cheyenne

Starring: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy

Country: United States

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Gunsmoke

Written by: Charles Marquis Warren

Starring: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Country: United States

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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Country: United States

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Tales of the Texas Rangers

Starring: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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The Man from Laramie

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States

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Ulysses

Directed by: Mario Camerini

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Bauer and Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
  • Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
  • US Auto Club forms to oversee four major auto racing categories.
  • Juan Peron is deposed as the ruler of Argentina.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Joan Collins
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. Colonel Paul Stapp -- Sep. 12, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7426

Books

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

A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Nine Rivers From Jordan

By: Denis Johnston

Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Pages are clean, crisp and unmarked. Binding is tight, Hinges strong. Dust Jacket is worn on edges and creased and protected in mylar.

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Fear Strikes Out

By: Jim Piersall and Al Hirshberg

"The story of a man who became mentally `sick,' and how, through competent medical care, the help of a sympathetic and most understanding wife, the patience and encouragement of manager, teammates

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