Saturday 20 August 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jay Acovone in Mahopac and Ned Overend.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets.
In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits.
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Children's Corner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 August 1955 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Jay Acovone in Mahopac: New York, USA; actor (Det Rado - Hollywood Beat).
- Ned Overend: Taipei, Taiwan -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics).
- Rob Wiedijk: Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color).
- Agnes Chan: Hong Kong singer and author.
- Danny Murphy: American actor (d. 2014).
- Janet Royall: Baroness Royall of Blaisdon English politician Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
- 1st airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 km/h) - HA Hanes, Palmdale, California
- First airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph) - HA Hanes, Palmdale, California, USA.
- Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1955 ?
Top #9 songs in the USA
- Chuck Berry - Maybellene
- Jaye P. Morgan - The Longest Walk
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Pat Boone - Ain't That A Shame
- Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
- Boyd Bennett - Seventeen
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
- Chuck Miller - The House Of Blue Lights
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