Thursday 14 July 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include L Brent Bozell III and Hugues Parant.
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 Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while From My Experience by Louis Bromfield was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Those Whiting Girls.
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- Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
- France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
- L Brent Bozell III: American writer and pundit.
- Hugues Parant: French senior civil servant, Managing Director of EPADESA-La Defense Seine Arche, Paris (Etablissement Public d’Aménagement de La Défense Seine Arche), the public authority responsible for development and urban planning in Paris's key business quarter.
- L Bozell: American journalist and activist founded the Media Research Center.
- 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascott racetrack, England
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1955 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- Les Paul and Mary Ford - Hummingbird
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Unchained Melody
- Something's Gotta Give (orchestra Of Sy Oliver) - Sammy Davis Jr.
- Nat King Cole and the Four Knights - If I May
- Alan Dale - Sweet And Gentle
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