Wednesday 18 May 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Yun Fat Chow and Lena T Hansson.
In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits.
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
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- Yun Fat Chow: Nam Nga Island, Hong Kong -- Actor (Better Tomorrow).
- Lena T Hansson: Swedish actor.
- Chow Fat: Movie Actor.
- Lena Hansson: Swedish actress and director.
- Peeter Vähi: Estonian composer.
- Chow Yun-fat: Hong Kong actor and screenwriter
- Mary McLeod Bethune: educator and civil rights leader, dies at age 79.
- 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
- Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
- Atkinson and Depeiaza take West Indies from 6-187 to 6-494 in day versus Australia.
- 28.7cm rain falls at Lake Maloya, New Mexico, USA (state record).
- Operation Passage to Freedom, the evacuation of 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam following the end of the First Indochina War, ends.
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