Monday 18 July 1955
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets.
In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits.
The Kentuckian, directed by Burt Lancaster, 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 18 July 1955 ?
- Uruguay - Constitution Day
- Teresa Ann Savoy: London, England -- Actress (Caligula).
- Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky: Biologist / politician.
- Terry Chambers: English drummer (XTC and Dragon).
- Bernd Fasching: Austrian painter and sculptor.
- 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
- 280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record)
- Disneyland opens to the public, with general admission costing US$1. Cost of the twenty attractions range from 10c to 35c.
- The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1955 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Fats Domino - Ain't It A Shame
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
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