Monday July 11, 1955
US date format: 7/11/1955, UK date format: 11/7/1955
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Titouan Lamazou and Sergey Babinov.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets.
In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits.
The Phenix City Story, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Frankie Laine Time.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 11, 1955?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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- Congress authorizes all US currency to say In God We Trust
- New US Air Force Academy dedicated at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado with 300 cadets.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 11, 1955?
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Top #7 songs in the USA
- Fats Domino - Ain't It A Shame
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Unchained Melody
- Sammy Davis Jr. - Something's Gotta Give (orchestra Of Sy Oliver)
- Alan Dale - Sweet And Gentle
- Nat King Cole and the Four Knights - If I May
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 11If July 11, 1955 is your birthday you're 65 years, 1 month, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 29 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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