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Friday 30 September 1955

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jane Holland and Andy Bechtolsheim. In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. The Desperate Hours, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crusader.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Patricia Breslin, Bernadette, Mary Jane Croft

Country: United States

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Captain Kangaroo

Written by: Bob Claver

Starring: Robert Keeshan

Country: United States

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United States

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The Honeymooners

Written by: Jackie Gleason

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Country: United States

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Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

Written by: George W. Trendle, Fran Striker

Starring: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Desperate Hours

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Harry

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States

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Killer's Kiss

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 September 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day
  • September 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Translation Day
  • Botswana - Independence Day (1966)
  • RC Saints - Saint Jerome
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jane Holland: English writer, elder daughter of actor and film director Richard Attenborough, died on 26 December 2004 in Andaman-Sumatra tsunami with her own daughter, Lucy.
  • Andy Bechtolsheim: German engineer co-founded Sun Microsystems.
  • Frankie Kennedy: Irish flute player (Altan) (d. 1994).
  • Desmond Shawe-Taylor: English historian and academic.
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Facts:
  • Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.

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Books

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

Why Johnny Can'T Read

By: Rudolf Franz Flesch

Recently pulled from public school library.

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The Sane Society

By: Erich Fromm

The Sane Society is a continuation and extension of the brilliant psychiatric concepts Erich Fromm first formulated in Escape from Freedom; it is also, in many ways, an answer to Freud's

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The Tree Of Man

By: Patrick White

Stan Parker, with only a horse and a dog for company journeys to a remote patch of land he has inherited in the Australian hills.

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Band Of Angels

By: Robert Penn Warren

First published in 1955, Band of Angels is one of the most searing and vivid fictional accounts of the Civil War era ever written.

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