Saturday 23 April 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes.
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, 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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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Su Ingle: British TV hostess.
- Bertrand Renaudin: French jazz and funk composer and drummer.
- Judy Davis: Perth, Western Australia -- Actress (Husbands & Wives).
- Fumi Hirano: Japanese voice actress and essayist.
- Tony Miles: English chess player (d. 2001).
- Urmas Ott: Estonian journalist and author (d. 2008)
- Mike Smith: English radio and television host (d. 2014)
- Stefano Bellone: Italian soccer team member at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.
- Robert H Woltjer: classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at age 76.
- Kismet closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open.
- The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.
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