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Thursday 18 August 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. 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. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler 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 18 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
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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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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 ?

How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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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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The Game Of Hearts

By: Lesley Blanch

Memoirs of the celebrated British Regency courtesan, whose clients included the Prince of Wales, the Lord Chancellor and four future Prime Ministers.

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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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