Wednesday 6 April 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Keith Hunter Jesperson and Blind Mississippi Morris.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes.
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Science Fiction Theatre.
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Which were the important events of 6 April 1955 ?
- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Keith Hunter Jesperson: Canadian serial killer.
- Blind Mississippi Morris: American delta blues musician.
- Cathy Jones: Canadian comedienne, writer and star of the early '90s cutting-edge CBC comedy show "Codco/This Hour Has 22 Minutes," a parody satire of TV itself, watched by some 1.2 million Canadians each week.
- Michael Rooker: American actor.
- Rob Epstein: American filmmaker and journalist.
- Blind Morris: American singer and harmonica player
- 3 for Tonight opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances
- Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Anthony Eden becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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