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Tuesday 17 May 1955

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Francesco Nuti and Bill Paxton. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Kiss Me Deadly, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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 Sam and Friends.
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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 months ?

Kiss Me Deadly

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart

Country: United States

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Bride of the Monster

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy

Country: United States

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Daddy Long Legs

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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Marty

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti

Country: United States

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The Purple Plain

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Dutch Government of Drees resigns.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Styles of Orient
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lee A. Dubridge -- May 16, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7409

Books

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

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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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

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The Thorn Tree

By: Nelia Gardner White

First published by the Viking Press in April 1955.

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