Saturday 12 February 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits.
The Wages of Fear, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 February 1955 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
- Bill Laswell: American bassist and record producer.
- Chet Lemon: American baseball player.
- Daniele Masala: Italian track and field champion who was the winner of a Gold Medal for the Pentathlon at the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles.
- Fraser Heston: American screenwriter, motion picture producer and member of a noted Hollywood family, the only son of Charlton Heston and his wife Lydia.
- Tom Moore: American cartoonist and member of National Cartoonists Society, known for his work on the.
- President Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to South Vietnam
- WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
- US President Dwight Eisenhower sends first US advisors to South Vietnam.
- Soviets dedicate space center built in Baikonur, Kazachstan.
- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends the first U.S. advisors to South Vietnam.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1955 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Four Aces - Melody Of Love
- (My Baby Don't Love Me) No More - DeJohn Sisters
- The Penguins - Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
- The Ames Brothers - The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane
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