Monday 3 October 1955
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Angela Molina and John Lesmeister.
In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits.
The Desperate Hours, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Crusader.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 October 1955 ?
- Angela Molina: Madrid, Spain -- Actress (Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven).
- John Lesmeister: American educator and politician 30th North Dakota State Treasurer (d. 2006).
- Allen Woody: American bass player and songwriter (The Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule) (d. 2000).
- Buket Uzuner: Turkish author.
- Captain Kangaroo premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
- Mickey Mouse Club premieres
- Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
- Soviet battleship Novorossiisk strikes WWII mine in Baltic Sea
- WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
- The ABC TV network launches Disney's second TV show The Mickey Mouse Club. It is a daily one-hour series, showing cartoons and introducing the talents of the "Mouseketeers".
- The Reverend Sun Myung Moon is released from prison in Seoul, South Korea.
- The Brooklyn Dodgers finally win the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees 2–0 in Game 7 of the 1955 baseball playoff.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1955 ?
Top #8 songs in the USA
- The Platters - Only You (And You Alone)
- Gogi Grant - Suddenly There's A Valley
- Rusty Draper - The Shifting, Whispering Sands
- Pat Boone - Ain't That A Shame
- Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
- Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
- Fontane Sisters - Seventeen
- Don Cornell - The Bible Tells Me So
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