Thursday 18 August 1955US date format: 8/18/1955, UK date format: 18/8/1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 18, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Taher ElGamal and Bruce Benedict.
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 The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen 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 18 August 1955
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- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Taher ElGamal: Egyptian scientist.
- Bruce Benedict: American baseball player and coach.
- Taher Elgamal: Egyptian-American cryptographer.
- 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
- Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected President of Syria
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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
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