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Thursday 18 August 1955

US date format: 8/18/1955, UK date format: 18/8/1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 18, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Taher ElGamal and Bruce Benedict. 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. Pather Panchali, directed by Satyajit Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Prince and the Pauper.
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Movies

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Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States

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To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Country: United States

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Mr. Arkadin

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Country: United States

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Die Mädels vom Immenhof

Directed by: Wolfgang Schleif

Starring: Angelika Meissner, Heidi Brühl, Christiane König, Margarete Haagen

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Wiretapper

Directed by: Dick Ross

Starring: Bill Williams, Georgia Lee, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Tead

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TV Series

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The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

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Frankie Laine Time

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Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

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Do It Yourself

Directed by: Dimitris Tsilifonis

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Undercurrent

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
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Facts:
  • 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
  • Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected President of Syria

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Planetary positions on August 18, 1955 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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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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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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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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