Sunday 28 August 1955

US date format: 8/28/1955, UK date format: 28/8/1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 28, 1955). 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. Kokoro, directed by Kon Ichikawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Prince and the Pauper.
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Movies

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Kokoro

Directed by: Kon Ichikawa

Starring: Masayuki Mori, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Mihashi, Shôji Yasui

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The Naked Street

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

Starring: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft, Peter Graves

Country: United States of America

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The Left Hand of God

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney, Lee J. Cobb, Agnes Moorehead

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The Gun That Won the West

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Paula Raymond, Richard Denning, Chris O'Brien

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Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

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Frankie Laine Time

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Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

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Do It Yourself

Directed by: Dimitris Tsilifonis

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Undercurrent

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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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Books

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The Family Of Man

By: Edward Steichen

Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955.

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The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

The classic book on phonics--the method of teaching recommended by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains complete materials and instructions on teaching children to read at home.

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No Time For Sergeants

By: Mac Hyman

No Time for Sergeants is one of the most successful books of all time. First published in 1954, it has been made into a Broadway Play, several Theatrical Productions, a movie and a long running television series, with several spin-offs.

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