Thursday 22 December 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Adriana Brodsky and Jean-Louis Gauthier.
In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits.
All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Adriana Brodsky: Argentina actress and former showgirl.
- Jean-Louis Gauthier: French road bicycle racer, professional from 1977 to 1987.
- Galina Murašova: Lithuanian discus thrower.
- Lonnie Smith: American baseball player.
- Thomas Südhof: German-American biochemist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- American cytogeneticist Joe Hin Tjio discovers the correct number of human chromosomes, forty-six.
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