Thursday 2 June 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dennis Haysbert and Garry Grimes in San Francisco.
In that special week of June 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 Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 June 1955 ?
- Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
- Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
- Xenia name day in Slovakia.
- The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.
- Dennis Haysbert: San Mateo, California -- Actor (Code Red).
- Garry Grimes in San Francisco: California, USA; actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44).
- Chantal Hochuli: Swiss-born socialite.
- Dana Carvey: American actor and stand-up comedian, known for his work as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" and for playing the role of Garth Algar in the "Wayne's World" films.
- Michel Dalberto: French concert pianist, who has recorded the complete piano works of Schubert.
- Yves Godard: French physician suspected of murdering his wife and children. He evidently rented a yacht and was last seen in September 1999 with his children in St. Malo, a coastal town in the north of Framce. When he did not return, police investigated and found Godard's wife's blood in a pick-up truck. In September 2000 a child's skull was picked up by a trawler's net about 25 miles off the coast of St. Malo. The skull was determined to belong to Camille Godard, six years old (born 18 May 1993), the older
- Gary Grimes: American actor, curly-haired, innocent-faced young lead of the 1970s.
- Nandan Nilekani: Indian businessman co-founded Infosys
- Michael Steele: American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Bangles and The Runaways)
- The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1955 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
- Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Eddie Fisher - Heart
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
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