Wednesday 14 September 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Olivier Roellinger and Steve Berlin.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus.
In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits.
Killer's Kiss, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Navy Log.
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Olivier Roellinger: French chef and businessman, who earned three Michelin stars in 1996.
- Steve Berlin: American saxophonist keyboard player and producer (Los Lobos The Flesh Eaters and The Blasters).
- Geraldine Brooks: Actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51.
- William Jackson: Scottish harp player and composer (Ossian).
- Edu Manzano: American-Filipino actor and politician.
- F C Weiskopf: Writer.
- Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
- Pope Pius XII elevates many of the Apostolic Vicariates in Africa to Metropolitan Archdioceses
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