Saturday 14 May 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include [Jose] Dennis Martinez in Nicaragua pitcher (Baltimore Orioles and Jean-Marie Leborgne.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Unchained Melody by Les Baxter & His Orchestra.
In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits.
Kiss Me Deadly, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Healer by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
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Which were the important events of 14 May 1955 ?
- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- [Jose] Dennis Martinez in Nicaragua pitcher (Baltimore Orioles: Montreal Expos, Cleveland Indians).
- Jean-Marie Leborgne: French homicide.
- Wilhelm Molterer: Austrian politician.
- Dan Post: American actor, a masculine image seen in commercials for the advertising of Nordic Track.
- Marie Chouinard: Canadian dancer and choreographer.
- Kenth Eldebrink: Swedish javelin thrower
- Alasdair Fraser: Scottish fiddler (Skyedance)
- Peter Kirsten: South African cricketer and rugby player
- Dennis Martínez: Nicaraguan baseball player and coach
- Jens Sparschuh: German author and playwright
- Betty Ann Davies: Dies at 44.
- US performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean.
- Cold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
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