Monday 14 February 1955
It was Monday, 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.
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- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- R Jeremy H Lascelles: grandson of English princess Mary.
- James Eckhouse: American actor and director.
- Carol Kalish: American publishing executive (d. 1991).
- Billy Milligan: American criminal (d. 2014).
- Ronald Desruelles: Belgian athlete.
- Rip Rogers: American professional wrestler
- Claire Cook: American novelist, author of "Ready to Fall " (2000), "Must Love Dogs" (2002) and "Multiple Choice" (2004). "Must Love Dogs" won praise and was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, a Book Sense 76 top ten fiction pick and a national bestseller. It is due to be made into a movie. Cook has been invited to be a judge for a 2004 Thurber Prize for Humor in American Literature.
- Charles Cuvillier: Composer, dies at 77.
- WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, Florida (NBC) begins
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