Sunday 17 April 1955
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Peter Michalke: Journalist.
- Todd Lickliter: American basketball player and coach.
- Mike Stroud: English physician and explorer.
- Rob Bolland: Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland and Bolland).
- Pete Shelley vocal/guitar (Buzzcocks - "Going Steady": "Love Bites").
- Pete Shelley: British singer, guitarist and founder of the 1970's British punk band,the Buzzcocks. Although he recorded a solo album in 1974 it wasn't released until 1979, three years after he joined the Buzzcocks. The group disbanded in 1981 and Shelley flew solo again. He rejoined the Buzzcocks in 1988 after a short stint with another group.
- Patricia Barbizet: French business leader, who has been Executive Director of Artemis since 1992 and is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Groupe PPR and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Christie’s.
- Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.
- Imre Nagy, the communist Premier of Hungary, is ousted for being too moderate.
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