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Wednesday 17 August 1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Colin Moulding and Janet Quist Austin TX. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while From My Experience by Louis Bromfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Children's Corner.
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TV Series

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

The Children's Corner

Starring: Josie Carey, Fred Rogers

Andy's Gang

Starring: Nino Marcel, Paul Cavanagh, Lou Krugman, William Benegal Rau

Country: United States

Those Whiting Girls

Written by: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis

Starring: Margaret Whiting, Barbara Whiting, Mabel Albertson, Jerry Paris

Country: United States

The Johnny Carson Show

Starring: Johnny Carson

Country: United States

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Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

Movies

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

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States

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To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake

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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To Catch a Thief

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States

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The Naked Street

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

Starring: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Colin Moulding: English bass player, singer and songwriter (XTC).
  • Janet Quist Austin TX: Playmate (Dec, 1978).
  • Kevin Welch: California, United States -- Country songwriter / actor (Thing Called Love).
  • Thomas Cross: American homicide.
  • Matthew Manning: British psychic, spiritual healer and author, famed as a teenager for bending metal, treating poltergeists and speaking in languages for which he was not educated.
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Facts:
  • Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 and doing $1.8 billion damage.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Memoir of MacArthur
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Willard Libby -- Aug. 15, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7422

Books

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

From My Experience

By: Louis Bromfield

From My Experience is full of stimulating ideas, fascinating for anyone who understands or wishes to understand something of land and people and animals and plants--their relations to economics, science, and

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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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Inside The Space Ships

By: George Adamski

CONTENTS Introduction by Charlotte Blodget Foreword by Desmond Leslie 1 Return of the Venusian 2 Inside a Venusian Scout Ship 3

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

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