Sunday 28 August 1955
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets.
In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits.
Journey to Italy, directed by Roberto Rossellini, 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 28 August 1955 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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- Emmett Till kidnapped and lynched at age 14: in Money, Mississippi, USA.
- 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
- Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
- Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1955 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
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