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Wednesday 23 November 1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steven Brust [Karl Zoltan] and Andrew Cohen. In UK Hernando's Hideaway by Johnston Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Tarantula, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Spin and Marty.
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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Captain Kangaroo

Written by: Bob Claver

Starring: Robert Keeshan

Country: United States

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Tarantula

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States

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Diabolique

Directed by: H.G. Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Vra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

Country: United States

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Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Directed by: Hiroshi Inagaki

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentar Mikuni

Country: United States

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I Died a Thousand Times

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson

Country: United States

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Umberto D.

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 November 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Slovenia - Rudolf Maister Day
  • Japan - Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)
  • Georgia - St George's Day
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Clement I, Saint Columban
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Qawl (Speech) - First day of the 14th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Steven Brust [Karl Zoltan]: United States -- Sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg).
  • Andrew Cohen: American self-styled guru and publisher of What is Enlightenment? Magazine, and various books.
  • Peter Douglas: American noted family; son of Kirk Douglas and his second wife; producer of a TV movie, "Amos" starring his dad in 1985.
  • Steven Brust: American singer-songwriter drummer and author (Cats Laughing).
  • Ludovico Einaudi: Italian pianist and composer.
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Facts:
  • British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Island in Indian Ocean to Australia.
  • The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Broadway talent
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Keith Funston -- Nov. 21, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7436

Books

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

Onions In The Stew

By: Betty MacDonald

Reading Betty MacDonald's books has taught me much in the way of tolerance and friendship even as an adult in my late 20's .

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The Lute And The Glove

By: Katherine Wigmore Eyre

Great book for the collection!

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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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A Charmed Life

By: Mary McCarthy

The life of a writer is flipped upside down when she reconnects with her roots—and her remarried ex-husband—in this witty autobiographical novel by bestselling author Mary McCarthyFormer actress and budding playwright

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