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Thursday 21 July 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Henry Preistman and Tacho Ocheriski. In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Those Whiting Girls.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

Damon Runyon Theater

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Donald Woods, Allen Jenkins, Wally Vernon, Clegg Hoyt

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Night of the Hunter

Directed by: Charles Laughton

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

Country: United States

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The Kentuckian

Directed by: Burt Lancaster

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster

Country: United States

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The Dam Busters

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans

Country: United States

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Mister Roberts

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell

Country: United States

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We're No Angels

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Henry Preistman: rocker (The Christians - "Harvest the World").
  • Tacho Ocheriski: singer ("Putting on the Ritz").
  • Bela Tarr: Hungarian film director.
  • Taco : Indonesian-German singer-songwriter and producer.
  • Howie Epstein: American bass player songwriter and producer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (d. 2003).
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Facts:
  • 1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched-Seawolf
  • First submarine powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched - USS Seawolf.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1955?

  • Life: Audrey Hepburn in Italy
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Andrei Malraux -- July 18, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7418

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Family Of Man

By: Edward Steichen

Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955.

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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

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.

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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