Tuesday December 20, 1955

US date format: 12/20/1955, UK date format: 20/12/1955

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Francis Valéry and Pierre Bokma. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. Devdas, directed by Bimal Roy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while A Night To Remember by Walter Lord was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Devdas

Devdas

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal, Suchitra Sen

Smiles of a Summer Night

Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

Country: United States of America

Uran Khatola

Uran Khatola

Directed by: S.U. Sunny

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Nimmi, Surya Kumari, Jeevan

Day the World Ended

Day the World Ended

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens, Mike Connors

Country: United States of America

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

Directed by: Dan Milner

Starring: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Helene Stanton

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.

Events

  • Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.

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TV Series

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Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle

Directed by: John Guillermin

Here and Now

Here and Now

Directed by: Fabien Constant

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Directed by: LEV ATAMANOV

St. Ives

St. Ives

Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Night To Remember by Walter Lord

A Night To Remember

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The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains

An Episode Of Sparrows by Rumer Godden

An Episode Of Sparrows

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An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt.

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

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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.

No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman

No Time For Sergeants

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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.

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

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159 pp., 8vo.


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