Sunday July 31, 1955

US date format: 7/31/1955, UK date format: 31/7/1955

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 31, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jackie Quartz and Penelope Fillon. 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. To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Windows.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
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Events

  • Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
  • KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast

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Movies

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To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Country: United States of America

Footsteps in the Fog

Footsteps in the Fog

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee

Pete Kelly's Blues

Pete Kelly's Blues

Directed by: Jack Webb

Starring: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee

It Came from Beneath the Sea

It Came from Beneath the Sea

Directed by: Robert Gordon

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

Directed by: Charles Laughton

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Windows

Windows

Directed by: Gordon Willis

Frankie Laine Time

Frankie Laine Time

Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

Holiday Hotel

Holiday Hotel

Directed by: Michel Lang

Undercurrent

Undercurrent

Days to next July 31

If July 31, 1955 is your birthday you're 65 years, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

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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.

From My Experience by Louis Bromfield

From My Experience

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From My Experience is full of stimulating ideas, fascinating for anyone who understands or wishes to understand something of land and people and animals and plants--their relations to economics, science, and

Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch

Why Johnny Can'T Read

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The classic book on phonics--the method of teaching recommended by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains complete materials and instructions on teaching children to read at home.

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter

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In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

Something Of Value by Robert Ruark

Something Of Value

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Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively


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