Tuesday 12 April 1955
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Louis Aubert and Fabian Hamilton.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes.
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Damon Runyon Theater.
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- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Jean-Louis Aubert: French singer of pop group Telephone, he went on a solo career after the four members of the band decided to stop.
- Fabian Hamilton: English graphic designer engineer and politician.
- 1st game in Kansas City, Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
- Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; 4 billion dimes marched
- Researchers announce results of year-long polio vaccine trials, that the vaccine is safe and effective.
- The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
- The Salk polio vaccine, having passed large-scale trials earlier in the United States, receives full approval by the FDA.
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