Wednesday 16 November 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams.
In UK Hernando's Hideaway by Johnston Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Tarantula, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
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- USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
- R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
- Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day for Tolerance
- Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
- Thailand - Loy Krathong festival (2005)
- Marie-Hélène Aubert: French politician and former Member of the European Parliament for the West of France.
- Pierre Larouche: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Héctor Cúper: Argentinian footballer coach and manager.
- Jun Kunimura: Japanese actor.
- Tomasz Arciszewski: Polish Premier (1944-47), dies at 88.
- 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 km/h) (D M Campbell)
- Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with Cry Cry Cry
- Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco
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