Saturday 9 July 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky and Jimmy Smits in New York City.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets.
In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits.
The Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Those Whiting Girls.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 July 1955 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Our Lady of Peace.
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day: Martyrdom of the B�b.
- Palau - Constitution Day.
- Argentina - Independence Day.
- Roman festival - Caprotinia, or feasts of Juno Caprotina.
- Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky: Russia -- Lieutenant Colonel / Cosmonaut.
- Jimmy Smits in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Victor - L.A.
- Lisa Banes: Chagrin Falls, Ohio -- Actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger).
- Steve Coppell: English footballer and manager.
- Lindsey Graham: American colonel lawyer and politician.
- Fred Norris: Comedy writer / singer (Howard Stern Show)
- Jimmy Smits: American actor and producer
- Willie Wilson: American baseball player and manager
- Don Beauman: English race car driver (d. 1955).
- Rock Around Clock hits #1 on Top 100 chart
- 1st black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
- Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1955 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- Les Paul and Mary Ford - Hummingbird
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
- Eddie Fisher - Heart
- Nat King Cole and the Four Knights - If I May
- Something's Gotta Give (orchestra Of Sy Oliver) - Sammy Davis Jr.
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