Wednesday 8 June 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Jonathan Sylvers and Tim Berners-Lee.
In UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits.
The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter 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 8 June 1955 ?
- Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
- World Ocean Day.
- Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
- Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
- Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
- Blessed Chlodulph, bishop of Metz
- Blessed Gildard, bishop of Rouen, confessor
- Blessed Maximinus, bishop of Aix en Provence
- Blessed William, bishop of York, confessor
- Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
- Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
- saint Medard, bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
- James Jonathan Sylvers: Rocker.
- Tim Berners-Lee: British computer engineer and inventor of the World Wide Web (www).
- Patricia Gilmore: American homicide victim, murdered at age 24 on 12/20/1979 by her lover Bradford Pendergast (b.
- Paige Hackel: American abuse counselor who had begun her vocation 16 years before when she herself entered a substance abuse program.
- Tim Lee: Scientist.
- Griffin Dunne: American actor director and producer
- Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1955 ?
Top #8 songs in the USA
- Gisele MacKenzie - Hard To Get
- The McGuire Sisters - Something's Gotta Give
- Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Unchained Melody
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Eddie Fisher - Heart
- Fess Parker - Ballad Of Davy Crockett
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