Tuesday 29 March 1955
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Henry Bellingham and Dianne Kay in Phoenix.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes.
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Revenge of the Creature, directed by Jack Arnold, 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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Which were the important events of 29 March 1955 ?
- St. Bertold (d.1179)
- Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
- St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
- St. Eustace
- Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
- Youth Day in Taiwan
- Festival of Ishtar.
- St. Jonas (d. 327)
- Henry Bellingham: British Member of Parliament.
- Dianne Kay in Phoenix: Arizona, USA; actress (Nancy - Eight is Enough, Reggie, Glitter).
- Earl Campbell: American black athlete, a football running back 1978-1985 and winner of the 1977 Heisman Trophy.
- Joey Luft: American noted family, the son of Judy Garland and Sid Luft, raised in a bitter battle between father and mother.
- Marina Sirtis: English actress.
- Everard Verachtert: Flemish linguist (I Can Speak Nicely), dies at age 81.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1955 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Georgia Gibbs - Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)
- Play Me Hearts And Flowers (I Wanna Cry) - Johnny Desmond
- Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Four Aces - Melody Of Love
- The Cowboy Church Sunday School - Open Up Your Heart (And Let The Sunshine In)
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