Thursday 17 March 1955, St. Patrick's Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bill Beyers and Paul Overstreet in Van Cleave.
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Blackboard Jungle, directed by Richard Brooks, 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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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Bill Beyers: Actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol).
- Paul Overstreet in Van Cleave: Mississippi, USA; country singer ("Daddy's Come Around").
- Gary Sinise: American actor.
- Mark Junior: American actor and producer.
- Cynthia McKinney: American politician (Representative-Democrat-Georgia).
- Paul Overstreet: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (S-K-O)
- The Richard Riot occurs in Montreal.
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