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Sunday 28 August 1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Beres Hammond and Tine Van Rompuy. 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 Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A. by Richard Stoddard Aldrich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tales of the Texas Rangers.
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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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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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TV Series

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

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1955 ?

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
  • Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.

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Life magazine


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

Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A.

By: Richard Stoddard Aldrich

Gertrude Lawrence, as Mrs. Q, by her husband, Richard Stoddard Aldrich, Greystone, 1954, LCCC# 54-11970. 414 pages. NF/VG.

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The House On Nauset Marsh

By: Wyman Richardson

Dr. Wyman Richardson lived the life of a busy, and distinguished, physician, practicing in Boston and teaching at the Harvard Medical School, but here is recorded his other lifethe one closest

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Not as a Stranger

By: Morton Thompson

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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Grandfather Stories

By: Samuel Hopkins Adams

Book by Adams, Samuel Hopkins

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