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Wednesday 26 October 1955

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephen K Robinson and Margherita Agnelli. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Picnic, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Matinee Theatre.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Honeymooners

Written by: Jackie Gleason

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Picnic

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field

Country: United States

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Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo

Country: United States

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Oklahoma!

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

Country: United States

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The Desperate Hours

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Harry

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 October 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stephen K Robinson: Sacramento, California -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 85, sk:95).
  • Margherita Agnelli: Swiss-Italian noted family, the second child of Gianni Agnelli.
  • Baltasar Garzon: Spanish jurist, the judge who ordered the extradition of dictator Augusto Pinochet in order that Pinochet be judged in Spain for ordering the execution of many Spanish citizens who were living in Chile during his terrifying reign.
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Facts:
  • 1st edition of Village Voice (NYC) published
  • British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
  • Ngo ?inh Diem declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ten Commandments
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joe Moore -- Oct. 24, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7432

Books

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

The Tontine

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Tontine (Volume 2)

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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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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Me And Kit

By: Guthrie McClintic

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

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