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Sunday 25 December 1955, Christmas

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Claus Strigel and William Andrews. In UK Mambo Italiano by Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chevron Hall of Stars.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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Vampira

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

All That Heaven Allows

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Arm

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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Day the World Ended

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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Facts:
  • Cleveland Browns win NFL championship
  • Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music and popular music.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1955 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  2. Al Hibbler - He
  3. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
  4. (I'm Getting) Nuttin' For Christmas - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
Top #10 songs in the UK
  1. Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen
  2. Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
  3. Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet
  4. The Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers
  5. The Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  6. No One But You - Billy Eckstine
  7. Ronnie Hilton - I Still Believe
  8. Winifred Atwell - Let's Have A Ding Dong
  9. Max Bygraves - Meet Me On The Corner
  10. Ruby Murray - Heartbeat

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Boys dressed in armor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: LeRoy Collins -- Dec. 19, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7440

Books

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

Ten North Frederick

By: John O'Hara

The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed ...

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Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

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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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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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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