Friday 29 April 1955
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Daddy Long Legs, directed by Jean Negulesco, 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.
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- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- Wendee Lee: American voice actress.
- Gino Quilico: Canadian baritone.
- Richard Epcar: American actor and director.
- Leslie Jordan: American actor and playwright.
- Kate Mulgrew in Dubuque Iowa USA actress (Captain Janeway - Star Trek: Voyager, Heartbeat, Kate Loves a Mystery).
- Kate Mulgrew: American actress with a career spanning four decades, who first came to attention for the role of Mary Ryan on the daytime soap opera "Ryan's Hope" (1975-1978) and is prominently best known for the roles of Captain Kathryn Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995-2001, the first female captain as a series regular in a leading role) and Galina 'Red' Reznikov on "Orange Is the New Black" (2013-).
- Dimitra Liani: Greek airline flight stewardess known as Mimi, who became the mistress of the married P.M., Andreas Papandreou. After he divorced his wife of many years, they married in Athens on 7/13/1989, 8:30 PM. She was widowed when he died of a heart attack on 6/23/1996, Athens.
- G Gronchi elected President of Italy
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