Friday 20 May 1955
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Steve George and Diego Abatantuono.
In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits.
Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Steve George: rock keyboardist (Mr Mister).
- Diego Abatantuono: Italian cinema and theatre actor, and screenwriter.
- Nigel Griffiths: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament, Labour representative for Edinburgh South.
- Jackie Robinson: major league baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers 1947, Hall of Fame), dies of heart disease at age 53 at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.
- Anton Corbijn: Dutch photographer and director.
- Argentine parliament accepts separation of church and state.
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