Sunday 15 May 1955
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Unchained Melody by Les Baxter & His Orchestra.
In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits.
Kiss Me Deadly, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
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- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Lee Horsley in Muleshoe: Texas, USA; actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston).
- Mohamed Brahmi: Tunisian politician (d. 2013).
- Lee Horsley: American actor.
- Lia Vissi: Cypriot singer-songwriter and politician.
- Austrian state treaty signed making Austria independent again
- KPUA (now KGMD) TV channel 9 in Hilo, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Britain, France, US and USSR sign the Austrian State Treaty restore Austria's independence.
- Building of space travel center at Baikonur, Kazachstan begins.
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