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Saturday 31 December 1955, NewYear’s Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jim Tracy . In UK Mambo Italiano by Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chevron Hall of Stars.
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TV Series

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

Strange Stories

Starring: Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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Vampira

Starring: Vampira

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Spin and Marty

Starring: Dee Aaker, Tim Considine, David Stollery, Roy Barcroft

Country: United States

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Grand Ole Opry

Starring: Eddie Hill, Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield

Country: United States

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The People's Choice

Written by: Irving Brecher

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

Country: United States

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Movies

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

All That Heaven Allows

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Arm

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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Day the World Ended

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens

Country: United States

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Tarantula

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States

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Diabolique

Directed by: H.G. Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Vra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jim Tracy: American baseball player and team manager, a right-throwing/left-hitting outfielder who played for the Chicago Cubs (1980–1981) and Yokohama Taiyo Whales (1983–1984), and has served as manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2001–2005), Pittsburgh Pirates (2006–2007), and Colorado Rockies (2009–2012).
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Facts:
  • Vamp closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year.
  • General Motors Corporation becomes the first American corporation to make a profit of over one billion dollars in one year.
  • Strömsund Bridge in Sweden is completed, being the first significant cable-stayed bridge of the modern era.
  • World population: 2,755,823,000

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1955 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Al Hibbler - He
  2. Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  3. (I'm Getting) Nuttin' For Christmas - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
Top #10 songs in the UK
  1. Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen
  2. Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
  3. Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet
  4. The Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers
  5. The Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  6. No One But You - Billy Eckstine
  7. Ronnie Hilton - I Still Believe
  8. Winifred Atwell - Let's Have A Ding Dong
  9. Max Bygraves - Meet Me On The Corner
  10. Ruby Murray - Heartbeat

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Books

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

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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The Edge Of The Sea

By: Rachel Carson

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces

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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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Memoirs

By: Harry S. Truman

In this invaluable account, President Truman provides extraordinary insight into events and decisions that have shaped the world we live in.

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