Friday 7 January 1955, Orthodox Christmas
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sandra Bernhard in Arizona and Martina Castiglia.
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 7 January 1955 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Sandra Bernhard in Arizona: USA; Jewish comedian, singer, actress, and author (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy).
- Martina Castiglia: Italian passenger on the Milan-Cologne flight which disintegrated in mid-air over Lecco 10/16/1987 at 7:30 PM.
- Anne McDermott: American news reporter for CNN.
- Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
- WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Marian Anderson is the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
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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