Saturday 21 May 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Glavin and Stan Lynch in Gainesville.
In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits.
Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sam and Friends.
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- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- John Glavin: rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet).
- Stan Lynch in Gainesville: Florida, USA; rock drummer (Tom Petty and Heartbreakers).
- Eddie Milner: American baseball player, a center fielder with the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants between 1980 and 1988.
- Paul Barber: English field hockey player.
- Stan Lynch: American drummer songwriter and producer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).
- House of Flowers closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
- 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset
- WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
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