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Friday 20 May 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steve George and Diego Abatantuono. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Venture Into Darkness by Alice Tisdale Hobart 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 30 days ?

Love Me or Leave Me

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Steve George: rock keyboardist (Mr Mister).
  • Diego Abatantuono: Italian cinema and theatre actor, and screenwriter.
  • Nigel Griffiths: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament, Labour representative for Edinburgh South.
  • Jackie Robinson: major league baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers 1947, Hall of Fame), dies of heart disease at age 53 at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.
  • Anton Corbijn: Dutch photographer and director.
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Facts:
  • Argentine parliament accepts separation of church and state.

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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 ?

Venture Into Darkness

By: Alice Tisdale Hobart

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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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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To The One I Love The Best

By: Ludwig Bemelmans

To the One I Love Best [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1955] Ludwig Bemelmans

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Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A.

By: Richard Stoddard Aldrich

Gertrude Lawrence, as Mrs. Q, by her husband, Richard Stoddard Aldrich, Greystone, 1954, LCCC# 54-11970. 414 pages. NF/VG.

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