Friday 2 September 1955
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Linda Purl in Greenwich and Lucien Bély.
In that special week of September 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 The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.
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- Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
- Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Sophia
- Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
- Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
- Vietnam - National Day (independence from France, 1945)
- Linda Purl in Greenwich: Connecticut, USA; actress (Gloria - Happy Days, Matlock).
- Lucien Bély: French modern historian specializing in international relations.
- Friedel Roggenbuck: German musician, yoga instructor, body therapist, ritualist, professional astrologer and author.
- Rudolf Kattnigg: Composer, dies at 60.
- KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
- Under the guidance of Dr Humphry Osmond, Christopher Mayhew ingests 400ampnbspmg of mescaline hydrochloride and allows himself to be filmed as part of a ''Panorama'' special for BBC TV that was never broadcast.
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