Saturday 7 May 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Peter Reckell in Elkhart and Kevin Reed.
In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits.
Bride of the Monster, directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Essays In The Public Philosophy by Walter Lippmann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 May 1955 ?
- USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - 
- Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
- Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
- Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
- Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
- Saint Flavia Domitilla
- Peter Reckell in Elkhart: Indiana, USA; actor (Days of Our Lives).
- Kevin Reed: American theologian.
- Sylvain Augier: French journalist, 1977-80, working for France-Inter from 1980, and television host noted in France.
- Florența Crăciunescu: Romanian discus thrower (d. 2008).
- Clément Gignac: Canadian politician.
- West Europe Union established.
- 81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8.
- USSR signs peace treaty with France and Great Britain.
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