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Saturday 27 August 1955

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roderick Hopkins Davis and Laura Fygi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Journey to Italy, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tales of the Texas Rangers.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Starring: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter

Country: United States

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Highway Patrol

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett

Country: United States

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Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre

Starring: Jane Wyman

Country: United States

The Children's Corner

Starring: Josie Carey, Fred Rogers

Andy's Gang

Starring: Nino Marcel, Paul Cavanagh, Lou Krugman, William Benegal Rau

Country: United States

Movies

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

Journey to Italy

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban

Country: United States

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The Man from Laramie

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

Country: United States

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Ulysses

Directed by: Mario Camerini

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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To Hell and Back

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Roderick Hopkins Davis: Auckland, New Zealand -- Yachting Star class (1996 Olympics).
  • Laura Fygi: Dutch singer, the daughter of a Dutch father (a manager at Philips) and an Egyptian mother.
  • Kristien Hemmerechts: Belgian writer, who published her debut book in 1986 with the collection "First Fictions, Introduction 9" which was written in English.
  • Robert Richardson: American cinematographer.
  • Diana Scarwid: Savannah, Georgia -- Actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joachim Wach: Philosopher / sociologist (Sociology of Religion).
Facts:
  • Guinness Book of World Records 1st published
  • Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
  • First edition of the ''Guinness Book of Records'' is published, in London.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Sophia Loren
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carmine De Sapio -- Aug. 22, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7423

Books

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

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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From My Experience

By: Louis Bromfield

From My Experience is full of stimulating ideas, fascinating for anyone who understands or wishes to understand something of land and people and animals and plants--their relations to economics, science, and

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The Game Of Hearts

By: Lesley Blanch

Memoirs of the celebrated British Regency courtesan, whose clients included the Prince of Wales, the Lord Chancellor and four future Prime Ministers.

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The Living Past Of America

By: Cornelius Vanderbilt

The Living Past of America. A pictorial treasury of our historic houses and villages that have been preserved and restored. by Cornelius Jr.

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