Thursday 16 June 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Simon Bailey and Tree Rollins.
In UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits.
The Seven Little Foys, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1955 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Simon Bailey: Priest.
- Tree Rollins: American basketball player.
- Laurie Metcalf: American TV and stage actress who first performed with the Steppenwolf Company of Chicago before landing the plum role of Roseanne's sister, Jackie on the top-rated TV series, "Roseanne.
- Wayne Rollins: American athlete, pro basketball player, he was drafted by Atlanta in 1977; he played with that team until the end of the 1988 season.
- Grete Faremo: Norwegian politician Norwegian Minister of Defence.
- Artemy Troitsky: Russian journalist and critic
- Ozias Leduc: Canadian painter and educator (d. 1955).
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
- Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Peron
- ''Lady and the Tramp'', the Walt Disney company's 15th animated film, premieres in Chicago, Illinois.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1955 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Eddie Fisher - Heart
- Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
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