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Friday 19 August 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cindy Nelson and Mary-Anne Fahey. 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 Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 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 19 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cindy Nelson: American skier who, by 1976, was know as America's best downhill racer.
  • Mary-Anne Fahey: Australian actress and screenwriter.
  • Peter Gallagher: Armonk, New York -- Actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild).
  • Patricia Scotland: Baroness Scotland of Asthal Dominican-English lawyer and politician Attorney General for England and Wales.
  • Ned Yost: American baseball player and manager.
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Facts:
  • 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
  • Hurricane Diane kills 200 and 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
  • US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
  • In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
  • Hurricane Diane hits the northeastern United States, killing over 200 people, and causing over $1.0 billion in damage.

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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 ?

Gift From The Sea

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a

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Grandfather Stories

By: Samuel Hopkins Adams

Book by Adams, Samuel Hopkins

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Onions In The Stew

By: Betty MacDonald

Reading Betty MacDonald's books has taught me much in the way of tolerance and friendship even as an adult in my late 20's .

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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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