Saturday 8 January 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joan Kingston and Spiros Livathinos.
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 The Benny Hill Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 January 1955 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Joan Kingston: Canadian nurse educator and politician.
- Spiros Livathinos: Greek footballer and coach.
- Mike Reno: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Rock vocalist (Loverboy).
- WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 points.
- Louise Sugg wins LPGA Los Angeles Golf Open.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1955 ?
Top #3 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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