Friday 6 May 1955
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 6, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Bergeron and Donald A Thomas in Cleveland.
In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits.
Kiss Me Deadly, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Tumult And The Shouting by Grantland Rice was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Off the Record.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 6 May 1955
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Which were the important events of 6 May 1955 ?
- Saint Justus
- Sinaites of Serbia
- New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
- Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
- Micah of Radonezh
- New Martyr Elias Ardunis
- Righteous Job the Long-suffering (OT)
- Barbarus the soldier, with Bacchus, Callimachus and Dionysios
- Barbaros the Robber in Thessaly
- Blessed Prudentia
- Saint Benedicta of Rome
- Saint Dominic Savio, patron saint of studying youth
- Saint Lucius
- Saint John in the Oil
- Tom Bergeron: American game show host, Bergeron began his career as a disc jockey for a hometown radio station.
- Donald A Thomas in Cleveland: Ohio, USA; PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94).
- Nicholas Alexander: 7th Earl of Caledon English politician Lord Lieutenant of Armagh.
- John Hutton: Baron Hutton of Furness English academic and politician Secretary of State for Defence.
- West Germany joins NATO
- WEU charter effective.
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Planetary positions on this day
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1955 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Tony Bennett - Stranger In Paradise
- Eddie Calvert - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
- Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra
- The Crew Cuts - Earth Angel
- Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford
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