Thursday 14 April 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Simone Griffeth in Savannah and Laurent Cugny.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes.
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, 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.
On TV people were watching Damon Runyon Theater.
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- Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
- N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
- Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
- New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
- Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
- Poila Baisakh - Celebrations in Bengal, India.
- Youth Day in Angola.
- Black Day - Informal celebration day for single people in South Korea.
- 2nd Day Passover (in 2006) - Jewish festival.
- Simone Griffeth in Savannah: Georgia, USA; actress (Death Race 2000, Bret Maverick, Amanda's).
- Laurent Cugny: French Jazz musician (pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger), jazz critic and musicologist.
- Ana Ambrazienė: Lithuanian hurdler.
- Imrich Bugár: Czech discus thrower.
- Elston Howard becomes the 1st black to wear the Yankee uniform
- WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
- The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup for the 7th time in franchise history. Detroit wouldn't win the Cup again until 1997.
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