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Saturday 21 May 1955

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Glavin and Stan Lynch in Gainesville. 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 Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner 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 21 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Glavin: rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet).
  • Stan Lynch in Gainesville: Florida, USA; rock drummer (Tom Petty and Heartbreakers).
  • Eddie Milner: American baseball player, a center fielder with the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants between 1980 and 1988.
  • Paul Barber: English field hockey player.
  • Stan Lynch: American drummer songwriter and producer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).
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Facts:
  • House of Flowers closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset
  • WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting

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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 ?

Bottoms Up!

By: Cornelia Otis Skinner

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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The Thorn Tree

By: Nelia Gardner White

First published by the Viking Press in April 1955.

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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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