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Wednesday 18 May 1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yun Fat Chow and Lena T Hansson. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter 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 ?

Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 May 1955 ?

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Facts:
  • 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
  • Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
  • Atkinson and Depeiaza take West Indies from 6-187 to 6-494 in day versus Australia.
  • 28.7cm rain falls at Lake Maloya, New Mexico, USA (state record).
  • Operation Passage to Freedom, the evacuation of 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam following the end of the First Indochina War, ends.

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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 ?

The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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The Thorn Tree

By: Nelia Gardner White

First published by the Viking Press in April 1955.

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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