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Thursday 28 July 1955

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Terumi Kondo and Nikolay Zimyatov. In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Those Whiting Girls.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

To Catch a Thief

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States

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The Naked Street

Directed by: Maxwell Shane

Starring: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft

Country: United States

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The Night of the Hunter

Directed by: Charles Laughton

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

Country: United States

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The Kentuckian

Directed by: Burt Lancaster

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster

Country: United States

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The Dam Busters

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Those Whiting Girls

Written by: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis

Starring: Margaret Whiting, Barbara Whiting, Mabel Albertson, Jerry Paris

Country: United States

The Johnny Carson Show

Starring: Johnny Carson

Country: United States

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Sam and Friends

Starring: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog

Country: United States

Damon Runyon Theater

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Donald Woods, Allen Jenkins, Wally Vernon, Clegg Hoyt

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 July 1955 ?

  • St. Celsus
  • St. Victor
  • St. Innocent
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Nazarius
  • San Marino - Fall of the Fascist Government
Famous Birthdays:
  • Terumi Kondo: Japanese astrologer, interested in the subject from childhood as the daughter of a professional astrologer.
  • Nikolay Zimyatov: Russian cross-country skier.
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  • The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.

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

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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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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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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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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