Wednesday 27 July 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 July 1955 ?
- Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
- Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
- Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 10 saints: St. Pantaleon
- St. Congall
- The Seven Sleepers, Saints Maximian
- Cuba - Revolution Day, 2nd Day
- St. Luican
- Carol Duval-Leroy: Belgian winemaker, CEO of champagne producer Duval Leroy.
- Thierry Jean-Pierre: French treasury inspector, investigating judge, politician and lawyer, who died on 26 July 2005.
- Cat Bauer: American journalist author and playwright.
- Allan Border: Australian cricketer and coach.
- John Howell: English journalist and politician.
- Bobby Rondinelli: American drummer (Blue Öyster Cult Rainbow Quiet Riot and Black Sabbath)
- Bulgaria shoots down a plane heading for Israel (58 die)
- Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
- Austria regains full independence after four-power occupation.
- El Al Flight 402 from Vienna, Austria to Tel Aviv-Yafo via Istanbul is shot down over Bulgaria. All 58 passengers and crewmen aboard the Lockheed Constellation airplane are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1955 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
- Pat Boone - Ain't That A Shame
- Something's Gotta Give (orchestra Of Sy Oliver) - Sammy Davis Jr.
- Alan Dale - Sweet And Gentle
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