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Tuesday 31 May 1955

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ben de and Laura Baugh in Gainesville. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Unchained Melody by Les Baxter & His Orchestra. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955 while Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
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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 this week ?

The Seven Year Itch

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes

Country: United States

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This Island Earth

Directed by: Joseph Newman

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason

Country: United States

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Othello

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Michel MacLiammir, Robert Coote

Country: United States

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Love Me or Leave Me

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell

Country: United States

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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1955 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ben de: Lisi; British fashion designer.
  • Laura Baugh in Gainesville: Florida, USA; LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th).
  • Larry Owen: American baseball player, a right-handed who played with the Atlanta Braves (1981–83, 1985) and Kansas City Royals (1987–88).
  • Bruce Adolphe: American pianist composer and scholar.
  • Ben de Lisi: American fashion designer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Supreme Court orders school integration with all deliberate speed
  • Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to railroad strike.
  • US Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed".
  • Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Historic cards
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gov. Goodwin Knight -- May 30, 1955
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7411

Books

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

Onions In The Stew

By: Betty MacDonald

Reading Betty MacDonald's books has taught me much in the way of tolerance and friendship even as an adult in my late 20's .

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

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

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The Thorn Tree

By: Nelia Gardner White

First published by the Viking Press in April 1955.

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The Scotswoman

By: Inglis Clark Fletcher

The Scotswoman Hardcover - June 10, 1976 by Inglis Clark Fletcher

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