Wednesday June 01, 1955
US date format: 6/1/1955, UK date format: 1/6/1955
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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 1, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Mitsugu Chiyonofuji and Tony Snow.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Unchained Melody by Les Baxter & His Orchestra.
In UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits.
This Island Earth, directed by Joseph M. Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Terminus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 01, 1955?
- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
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- Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 01, 1955?
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Top #8 songs in the USA
- The McGuire Sisters - Something's Gotta Give
- Gisele MacKenzie - Hard To Get
- Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Unchained Melody
- Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Eddie Fisher - Heart
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Eddie Calvert - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
- Jimmy Young - Unchained Melody
- Al Hibbler - Unchained Melody
- Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
- The Crew Cuts - Earth Angel
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