Friday 12 August 1955
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Heintje [Hendrik Simons] and Ann M Martin.
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.
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, 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 12 August 1955 ?
- Heintje [Hendrik Simons]: Dutch singer (Mama).
- Ann M Martin: American children's writer.
- Ann Martin: Young Adult Author.
- Heintje Simons: Dutch singer and actor.
- Terry Taylor: American professional wrestler.
- Thomas Mann: German writer, the author of novels, plays and essays.
- 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)
- President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour
- WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
- US President Dwight Eisenhower raises minimum wage from US$0.75 to $1 an hour.
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
- Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
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