Thursday 8 December 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Claudio Bigagli and Kasim Sulton.
In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits.
The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
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- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Claudio Bigagli: Italian actor who has appeared in more than 40 films and television shows since 1976.
- Kasim Sulton: American singer-songwriter bass player and producer (Blue Öyster Cult Utopia and The New Cars).
- Milenko Zablaćanski: Serbian actor director and screenwriter (d. 2008).
- Jacques Handschin: Swiss musicologist, dies at age 69.
- 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB).
- Turkish government of Menderes forms.
- Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his third Most Valuable Player Award.
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