Wednesday 31 August 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Olek Krupa and Edwin Moses.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus.
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.
On TV people were watching The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Olek Krupa: Polish actor.
- Edwin Moses: American athlete known as the greatest 400 meter hurdler in track history.
- Gary Webb: American award-winning investigative journalist who in 1996 uncovered a CIA link to cocaine trafficking in the 1980s in the Iran-Contra case.
- Aleksander Krupa: Polish-American actor.
- Julie Maxton: Scottish lawyer and academic.
- Anthony Thistlethwaite: English saxophonist and bass player (The Waterboys and The Saw Doctors)
- 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)
- 1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Illinois
- KTRE TV channel 9 in Lufkin, TX (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
- First sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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