Thursday 16 June 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Laurie Metcalf and Anatoly Chubais.
In UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits.
Moonfleet, directed by Fritz Lang, 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 America's Greatest Bands.
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1955 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Laurie Metcalf: American TV and stage actress who first performed with the Steppenwolf Company of Chicago before landing the plum role of Roseanne's sister, Jackie on the top-rated TV series, "Roseanne.
- Anatoly Chubais
- Tree Rollins: American basketball player.
- Simon Bailey: Priest.
- Artemy Troitsky: Russian journalist and critic.
- Wayne Rollins: American athlete, pro basketball player, he was drafted by Atlanta in 1977; he played with that team until the end of the 1988 season.
- Grete Faremo: Norwegian politician Norwegian Minister of Defence.
- Ozias Leduc: Canadian painter and educator (d. 1955).
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
- Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Peron
- ''Lady and the Tramp'', the Walt Disney company's 15th animated film, premieres in Chicago, Illinois.
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