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Thursday 27 October 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Shamus Wiles and Debra Bowen. 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. Guys and Dolls, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Matinee Theatre.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Guys and Dolls

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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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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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1955 ?

  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
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Famous Deaths:
  • Argentine peso devalued
  • Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows and takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo

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

Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

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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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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

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The American West

By: Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

This truly magnificent book recreates with a wealth of rare pictures and vivid authoritative text the tremendous epic of the American West.

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