Thursday 26 May 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Candace L Collins and Masaharu Morimoto.
In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits.
This Island Earth, directed by Joseph Newman, 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 Sam and Friends.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 May 1955 ?
- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Candace L Collins: Dupo, Illinois -- Playmate (Dec, 1979).
- Masaharu Morimoto: Japanese-American chef.
- Paul Stoddart: Australian businessman.
- Wesley Walker: American football player and educator.
- Alberto Ascari: Italian motor racer, world motor champion 1952-53.
- 7th Heaven opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
- Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
- Conservatives win British parliamentary election.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1955 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
- Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Eddie Fisher - Heart
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
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