Wednesday 12 October 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus.
In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits.
Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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.
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1955 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Einar Jan Aas: Norwegian footballer.
- Pat Dinizio: Rock vocalist (Smithereens).
- Susan Rancourt: American homicide victim of Ted Bundy, murdered on 4/17/1974, Ellenburg, WA, "shortly after 10:00 PM.
- Einar Aas: Norwegian footballer.
- Ante Gotovina: Croatian general.
- Aggie MacKenzie: Scottish television presenter
- Joe Raiola: American comedian journalist and producer
- Jane Siberry: Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
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- Brigitte Lahaie: French radio talk show host, mainstream film actress and former pornographic actress of X-rated films. She began her career at age 22, after legislation in France had changed, and performed in pornographic films from 1976 through 1980. She is a member of the XRCO Hall of Fame.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1955 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
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