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Friday 29 July 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include "Country" Jem Finer and Jean-Hugues Anglade. 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 The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Those Whiting Girls.
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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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Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 July 1955 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • "Country" Jem Finer: English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell).
  • Jean-Hugues Anglade: French actor who starred with Béatrice Dalle in Jean-Jacques Beineix's "Betty Blue" in 1985.
  • Jean-Luc Ettori: French footballer, a goalkeeper who spent his entire career with AS Monaco, and had held the record for the most appearances by any player in Ligue 1 or Division 1 with 602 appearances until 4 December 2013 when Mickaël Landreau surpassed his record.
  • Dave Stevens: American illustrator (d. 2008).
  • Stephen Timms: English politician Minister of State for Competitiveness.
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Facts:
  • Smokey Burgess hits three home runs to help Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati Reds 16-5.

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Books

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

The Dinner Party

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

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Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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How To Live 365 Days A Year

By: John A. Schindler

One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

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Run Silent, Run Deep

By: Edward L. Beach

An American equivalent of Das Boot, this gripping, bestselling novel of submarine warfare inspired a well-known Hollywood film starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable.

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