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Friday 29 April 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kate Mulgrew in Dubuque Iowa USA actress (Captain Janeway - Star Trek and Wendee Lee. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Daddy Long Legs, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Damon Runyon Theater.
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TV Series

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

Science Fiction Theatre

Starring: Truman Bradley

Country: United States

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Stage 7

Starring: Dan Barton, Gordon Mills, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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TV Reader's Digest

Starring: Gene Raymond, Hugh Reilly

Country: United States

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The Benny Hill Show

Starring: Benny Hill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Soldiers of Fortune

Starring: John Russell, Chick Chandler

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Daddy Long Legs

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore

Country: United States

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Marty

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti

Country: United States

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The Purple Plain

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Creature

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield

Country: United States

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Blackboard Jungle

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 April 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
  • Greenery Day (1989-2006).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kate Mulgrew in Dubuque Iowa USA actress (Captain Janeway - Star Trek: Voyager, Heartbeat, Kate Loves a Mystery).
  • Wendee Lee: American voice actress.
  • Gino Quilico: Canadian baritone.
  • Dimitra Liani: Greek airline flight stewardess known as Mimi, who became the mistress of the married P.M.
  • Kate Mulgrew: American actress with a career spanning four decades, who first came to attention for the role of Mary Ryan on the daytime soap opera "Ryan's Hope" (1975-1978) and is prominently best known for the roles of Captain Kathryn Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995-2001, the first female captain as a series regular in a leading role) and Galina 'Red' Reznikov on "Orange Is the New Black" (2013-).
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Facts:
  • G Gronchi elected President of Italy

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Prime Minister and Lady Eden
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Walter George -- Apr. 25, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7406

Books

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

The Breaking Wave

By: Nevil Shute

The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute’s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II.Sidelined

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A Train Of Powder

By: Rebecca West

Like most all of Rebecca West's reportage, A Train of Powder approaches great literature. Written between 1946 and 1954, these accounts of four controversial trials explore the nature of crime and

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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Essays In The Public Philosophy

By: Walter Lippmann

Politics. First edition stated. Blue cloth covers rubbed, corners and spine ends bumped, faint glass ring on the front. Interior clean and tight, pages toned.

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