Wednesday September 21, 1955

US date format: 9/21/1955, UK date format: 21/9/1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 21, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include François Cluzet and Mika Kaurismäki. In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. The Trouble with Harry, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Living Past Of America by Cornelius Vanderbilt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jungle Jim.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
  • International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
  • In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
  • Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
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Events

  • Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
  • Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

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Movies

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The Trouble with Harry

The Trouble with Harry

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn, Mildred Natwick

Country: United States of America

The McConnell Story

The McConnell Story

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore, Frank Faylen

The Girl Rush

The Girl Rush

Directed by: Robert Pirosh

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Fernando Lamas, Eddie Albert, Gloria DeHaven

My Sister Eileen

My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, Bob Fosse

Killer's Kiss

Killer's Kiss

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith, Jerry Jarrett

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Jungle Jim

Jungle Jim

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Huston, Dean Fredericks, Tamba

Country: United States of America

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Starring: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

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Starring: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin

Country: United States of America

I Spy

I Spy

Directed by: Betty Thomas

Casablanca

Casablanca

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Days to next September 21

If September 21, 1955 is your birthday you're 64 years, 10 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 12 days.
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Books

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The Living Past Of America by Cornelius Vanderbilt

The Living Past Of America

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The Living Past of America. A pictorial treasury of our historic houses and villages that have been preserved and restored. by Cornelius Jr.

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.

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea

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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

The Picnic At Sakkara by P.H. Newby

The Picnic At Sakkara

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The setting of The Picnic at Sakkara, a delightful comedy, is Egypt in the days of King Farouk. Edgar Perry, a lecturer at Cairo University, finds himself in a world on

Something Of Value by Robert Ruark

Something Of Value

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Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively


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