Sunday 7 August 1955
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Diane Downs and Wayne Knight.
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 7 August 1955 ?
- Diane Downs: American homicide.
- Wayne Knight: American actor.
- Greg Nickels: American lawyer and politician 51st Mayor of Seattle.
- Blas Rodríguez: Cuban librarian.
- Vladimir Sorokin: Russian author and playwright.
- Gregoris Valtinos: Greek actor and director
- Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
- KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS / NBC) begins
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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