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Saturday 17 September 1955

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Scott William Simpson and Koralia Karanti. 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 Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching ITV Television Playhouse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

ITV Television Playhouse

Starring: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Take Your Pick

Starring: Michael Miles, Alec Dane, Bob Danvers Walker, Harold Smart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Navy Log

Written by: Samuel Gallu

Starring: Robert Carson

Country: United States

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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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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Summer with Monika

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Scott William Simpson: San Diego, California -- PGA golfer (1987 US Open).
  • Koralia Karanti: Greek actress.
  • Hubert Couilloud: French sommelier and maitre d'hotel at the Côte d'Or restaurant in Saulieu, Burgundy.
  • Marina Lima: Brazilian singer and songwriter primarily known for upbeat, funky music.
  • Robin Yount: American baseball player who made his debut on April 5, 1974 and played his final game on October 3, 1993.
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Facts:
  • Ankles Aweigh closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game

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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 ?

Soldier Of Fortune

By: Ernest Kellogg Gann

This book will hold you from first to last with its break-neck pace and heavy adventure. A beautiful and unusual love story contributes vitally to the constantly mounting suspense.

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The View From Pompey'S Head

By: Hamilton Basso

Sweet, sleepy -- beautiful -- old Pompey's Head, South Carolina. Anson Page thought he'd ground it out of his life for good. Now a Manhattan lawyer representing a large publishing house, he's returning to his hometown after fifteen years to ...

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Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

"Love is Eternal" was the inscription Abraham Lincoln had engraved on the wedding ring he gave Mary Todd. This book tells Mary's own story, especially her romance with Abraham and her years of marriage which were happier than historians generally ...

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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

hardback book, no jacket, no tears on hardback or inside book, BargainHunter336 will answer all customer questions and upload additional scans upon request...GREAT find!

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