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Thursday 22 December 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Louis Gauthier and Adriana Brodsky. In UK Mambo Italiano by Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen was in the top 5 hits. Sissi, directed by Ernst Marischka, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Deer Park by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal.
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Directed by: Ernst Marischka

Starring: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

Country: United States

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The Indian Fighter

Directed by: André De Toth

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas

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Top Gun

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

Starring: Sterling Hayden, William Bishop, Karin Booth, James Millican

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The Rose Tattoo

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan, Ben Cooper

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The Spoilers

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler, Rory Calhoun, Ray Danton

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

Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

Directed by: Harry R. Sherman

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Directed by: Mark Palansky

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Directed by: Walter Hill

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En votre âme et conscience

Starring: Yves Brainville, Jean Berger, René Alone, Jacques Monod

Million Dollar Movie

Starring: Ted Meyers

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 1955 ?

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • American cytogeneticist Joe Hin Tjio discovers the correct number of human chromosomes, forty-six.

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

The Deer Park

By: Norman Mailer

Amid the cactus wilds some two hudred miles from Hollywood lies a privileged oasis called Desert D'Or. It is a place for starlets and would-be starlets, directors, studio execs, and the

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These Lovers Fled Away

By: Howard Spring

These Lovers Fled Away

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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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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

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.

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