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Thursday 24 February 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bob Abrams and Eddie L Johnson. In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits. The Wages of Fear, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stage 7.
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TV Series

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

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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The Bob Cummings Show

Starring: Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Rosemary DeCamp, Dwayne Hickman

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Wages of Fear

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck

Country: United States

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The Fast and the Furious

Directed by: John Ireland

Starring: John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, Bruce Carlisle

Country: United States

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The Far Country

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet

Country: United States

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They Who Dare

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott, Kay Callard

Country: United States

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Battle Cry

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bob Abrams: Ohio, United States -- Rocker (Buckinghams).
  • Eddie L Johnson: retired American professional basketball player and sex offender.
  • Stella Carnacina: Italian film actress and singer.
  • Steve Jobs: American entrepreneur, one of the originators of the computer revolution, co-founder of Apple Computer Corporation and Pixar Animation Studios.
  • Alain Prost: French car racer, the most successful driver ever in history, a driver of Formula-1 vehicles.
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Facts:
  • Silk Stockings opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances
  • Pact of Baghdad between Iraq and Turkey signed

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Princess Margaret
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nikita Khrushchev -- Feb. 21, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7397

Books

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

Love Is Eternal

By: Irving Stone

"Love is Eternal" was the inscription Abraham Lincoln had engraved on the wedding ring he gave Mary Todd. This book tells Mary's own story, especially her romance with Abraham and her years of marriage which were happier than historians generally ...

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A World Of Love

By: Elizabeth Bowen

In a writing career that spanned the 1920s to the 1960s, Anglo-Irish author Elizabeth Bowen created a rich and nuanced body of work in which she enlarged the comedy of manners

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Treadmill To Oblivion

By: Fred Allen

Treadmill to Oblivion, first published in 1954, is comedian Fred Allen's account of his career in radio as host of his comedy-variety show (1934-1949).

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Good Morning, Miss Dove

By: Frances Gray Patton

Good Morning, Miss Dove, by Patton, Frances Gray

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