Tuesday 16 August 1955US date format: 8/16/1955, UK date format: 16/8/1955
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jeff Perry and Marneen Fields.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets.
In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits.
Pather Panchali, directed by Satyajit Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Officers And Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Prince and the Pauper.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 16 August 1955
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1955 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Jeff Perry
- Marneen Fields
- James Reilly: Irish surgeon and politician Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
- Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor.
Planetary positions on this day
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1955 ?
Top #9 songs in the USA
- Chuck Berry - Maybellene
- Jaye P. Morgan - The Longest Walk
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Pat Boone - Ain't That A Shame
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- The Yellow Rose Of Texas - Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus
- Boyd Bennett - Seventeen
- Unchained Melody - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
- Chuck Miller - The House Of Blue Lights
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?