Sunday 24 April 1955
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jack Kingston and Michael O'Keefe in Mount Vernon.
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.
On TV people were watching Damon Runyon Theater.
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- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Jack Kingston: American politician (Representative-Republican-Georgia).
- Michael O'Keefe in Mount Vernon: New York, USA; actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife).
- John Mol: Dutch producer and media tycoon.
- Marion Caspers-Merk: German politician.
- John de Mol: Jr.
- Eamon Gilmore: Irish union leader and politician 25th Tánaiste of Ireland
- Guy Nève: Belgian race car driver (d. 1992)
- Michael O'Keefe: American actor
- Alfred Polgar: Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at age 79.
- Conference of Bandung against colonialism / for self determination, ends
- KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
- KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Gaullists lose elections in France.
- The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
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