Wednesday 9 November 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rosario Fernandez Figueroa and Karen Dotrice.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams.
In UK Hernando's Hideaway by Johnston Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
I Died a Thousand Times, directed by Stuart Heisler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Spin and Marty.
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- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- Rosario Fernandez Figueroa: Peruvian politician, who is a former Prime Minister of Peru and Minister of Justice.
- Karen Dotrice: British actress.
- Thomas Duffy: American actor.
- Fernando Meirelles: Brazilian director producer and screenwriter.
- Bob Nault: Canadian lawyer and politician.
- Tom Powers: Actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65.
- New Zealand all out for 70 vs. Pakistan at Dacca
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