Monday 12 December 1955
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits.
The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Lenore Rittenhouse in Honolulu: Hawaii; LPGA golfer (1983 United Virginia Bank).
- John Little: Irish pro astrologer, a writer of Sun Sign columns for a number of National Newspapers in Ireland and a consultant astrologer specializing in midpoints.
- Chris Weir: Chris and her husband Colin, a couple from Largs, Scotland, won 161 millions pounds in Euromullions on 12 July 2011.
- Bernard Squarcini: French senior government official, who held the positions of Police Commissioner and prefect.
- Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki: Greek businesswoman.
- Eddy Schepers: Belgian cyclist
- Stephen Smith: Australian lawyer and politician 53rd Australian Minister of Defence
- Claude Riviere: French thief who held a record of a total of 50 holdups and sentences of 123 years in jail.
- 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British eng Christoper Cockerell
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