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Thursday 26 May 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adam Curtis and Masaharu Morimoto. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Venture Into Darkness by Alice Tisdale Hobart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Front Row Center.
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Movies

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The Seven Year Itch

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts

Country: United States

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The Seven Little Foys

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke

Country: United States

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The Sea Chase

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger

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Love Me or Leave Me

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Country: United States

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The Dam Busters

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Front Row Center

It's Alec Templeton Time

Bath-Night with Braden

You Know What People Are

The Henny and Rocky Show

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
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Facts:
  • 7th Heaven opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
  • Conservatives win British parliamentary election.

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Books

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Venture Into Darkness

By: Alice Tisdale Hobart

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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The Healer

By: Frank G. Slaughter

A patient dies, Dr. Don Carter is tormented by the fear that he might have been careless. Only Laura, his operating room nurse, could tell him the truth.

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot

By: Jim Bishop

The Day Lincoln Was Shot is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of April 14, 1865: the day President Abraham Lincoln was tragically assassinated.It

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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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