Saturday 31 December 1955, NewYear’s Eve
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jim Tracy .
In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits.
All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chevron Hall of Stars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 December 1955 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Jim Tracy: American baseball player and team manager, a right-throwing/left-hitting outfielder who played for the Chicago Cubs (1980–1981) and Yokohama Taiyo Whales (1983–1984), and has served as manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2001–2005), Pittsburgh Pirates (2006–2007), and Colorado Rockies (2009–2012).
- Vamp closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances
- The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year.
- General Motors Corporation becomes the first American corporation to make a profit of over one billion dollars in one year.
- Strömsund Bridge in Sweden is completed, being the first significant cable-stayed bridge of the modern era.
- World population: 2,755,823,000
- Africa: 246,746,000
- Asia: 1,541,947,000
- Europe: 575,184,000
- South America: 190,797,000
- North America: 186,884,000
- Oceania: 14,265,000
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1955 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
- Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen
- Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet
- The Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers
- The Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
- No One But You - Billy Eckstine
- Winifred Atwell - Let's Have A Ding Dong
- Ronnie Hilton - I Still Believe
- Max Bygraves - Meet Me On The Corner
- Ruby Murray - Heartbeat
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