Wednesday 5 January 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Vicky Cause and Mamata Banerjee.
In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits.
Bad Day at Black Rock, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Soldiers of Fortune.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 January 1955 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Vicky Cause: American photographic model before she was three, with a first TV commercial at five, films and TV at seven.
- Mamata Banerjee: Indian lawyer and politician Chief Minister of West Bengal.
- Jacob Hård: Swedish journalist.
- Jimmy Mulville: English comedian actor producer and screenwriter co-founded Hat Trick Productions.
- Mohsen Sazegara: Iranian journalist and politician.
- KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
- Representative Charles Bennett of Florida introduces legislation in the House of Representatives to require "In God We Trust" to appear on all paper money.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1955 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Eddie Calvert - Oh Mein Papa
- The Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers
- Frankie Laine - Blowing Wild
- Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen
- Winifred Atwell - Let's Have A Party
- No One But You - Billy Eckstine
- David Whitfield - Rags To Riches
- Ronnie Hilton - I Still Believe
- Mantovani - Swedish Rhapsody
- Ruby Murray - Heartbeat
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