Tuesday 18 January 1955
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren and Kevin Costner in Los Angeles.
In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits.
Bad Day at Black Rock, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 January 1955 ?
- Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
- Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
- Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren: Dutch actor (Hunk).
- Kevin Costner in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor/director (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham).
- Mable Fergerson: Los Angeles, California -- 4x400m runner (1972 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Fergus Martin: Irish artist.
- Kevin Costner: American actor, cool and determined, driven to get what he aims for.
- Frankie Knuckles: American DJ and producer (d. 2014)
- Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
- January 20 ampndash Battle of Yijiangshan Islands: The Chinese Communist People's Liberation Army seizes the islands from the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1955 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- The Ames Brothers - The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane
- (My Baby Don't Love Me) No More - DeJohn Sisters
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