Thursday 24 November 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Clement Burke and Scott Mabon Hoch.
In UK Hernando's Hideaway by Johnston Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Day the World Ended, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Spin and Marty.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Clement Burke: Rock drummer (Blondie).
- Scott Mabon Hoch: Raleigh, North Carolina -- PGA golfer (1982 USF&G Classic).
- Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth: Swedish politician.
- Dominique Derozier: French sommelier at 'Le Grand Véfour,' a grand restaurant in Paris.
- Ian Botham: English cricketer footballer and sportscaster.
- Clem Burke: American drummer (Blondie Ramones The Adult Net and The Romantics)
- Lena Liljeroth: Swedish politician Swedish Minister for Culture
- Najib Mikati: Lebanese businessman and politician 31st Prime Minister of Lebanon
- Takashi Yuasa: Japanese lawyer and author
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