Tuesday 19 April 1955
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Janis Lasden and Mike Evans.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes.
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Damon Runyon Theater.
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Which were the important events of 19 April 1955 ?
- Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
- Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
- Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
- Bicycle Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
- Primrose Day (England) ? primroses are placed on the statue of Benjamin Disraeli in Parliament Square, London on the anniversary of his death (1881).
- George of Antioch
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Emma
- Landing of the 33 (Uruguay).
- Patriot's Day (Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, USA).
- Janis Lasden: American employee of General Electric, killed aboard American Airlines Flight 11 when it impacted New York’s World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.
- Mike Evans: Basketball Player.
- 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22.
- The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1955 ?
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