Tuesday 13 December 1955
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ralph Benmergui and Lucia Vasini.
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 A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Ralph Benmergui: Moroccan-born Canadian radio and television personality, journalist, comedian and political advisor.
- Lucia Vasini: Italian comedianne, best known for working with her partner, Paolo Possi, as a comedy team.
- Joseph Mahmoud: Moroccan-French runner.
- Egas Moniz: Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (Born 1874).
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