Thursday 4 August 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Billy Bob Thornton in Hot Springs and Andrew M Allen in Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA Captain US Marine Corp/astronaut (sk.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets.
In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits.
To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 August 1955 ?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
- Billy Bob Thornton in Hot Springs: Arkansas, USA; actor Sling Blade, A Family Thing.
- Andrew M Allen in Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA Captain US Marine Corp/astronaut (sk: STS-46).
- Charles D "Sam" Gemar in Yankton: South Dakota, USA; army/astronaut (STS 38, 48).
- Joy Sexton: American noted family, daughter of American poet, Anne Sexton.
- Karin Smith: German javelin thrower who won a Silver Medal at the 1981 World University Games.
- Billy Thornton: Movie Actor
- Alberto Gonzales: American soldier lawyer and politician 80th United States Attorney General
- Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1955 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Pat Boone - Ain't That A Shame
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
- Something's Gotta Give (orchestra Of Sy Oliver) - Sammy Davis Jr.
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