Saturday 16 April 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Morrison and Ellen Barkin in the Bronx.
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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- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Charlotte Morrison: English large landowner / multi-millionaire.
- Ellen Barkin in the Bronx: New York, USA; actress (The Big Easy, Sea of Love, Switch).
- Richard Rosenthal: American homicide; a white male, dark haired and serious looking, who strangled and bludgeoned his wife Laura Jane on 8/28/1995, cut out her heart and lungs and impaled them on a stick in the back yard of their Framingham home.
- Bruce Bochy: American baseball player and manager.
- Henri : Heir Apparent Prince of Luxembourg.
- Burma-Japanese peace treaty, signed in Rangoon on November 5, 1954, comes into effect, formally ending a state of war between the two countries that had not existed for a long time.
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