Thursday 21 July 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Henry Preistman and Tacho Ocheriski.
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 Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton, 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 Those Whiting Girls.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 July 1955 ?
- St. Zoticus
- St. Victor of Marseilles
- St. Barhadbesciabus
- St. Arbogastus
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
- Singapore: Racial Harmony Day
- Guam: Liberation Day (1944)
- Bolivia: Martyrs' Day
- Belgium: National holiday (1831 - inauguration of LTopold I, first king of the Belgians)
- Henry Preistman: rocker (The Christians - "Harvest the World").
- Tacho Ocheriski: singer ("Putting on the Ritz").
- Bela Tarr: Hungarian film director.
- Taco : Indonesian-German singer-songwriter and producer.
- Howie Epstein: American bass player songwriter and producer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (d. 2003).
- Dannel Malloy: American lawyer and politician 88th Governor of Connecticut
- Henry Priestman: English singer-songwriter keyboard player and producer (The Christians It's Immaterial and Yachts)
- Béla Tarr: Hungarian director producer and screenwriter
- 1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched-Seawolf
- First submarine powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched - USS Seawolf.
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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