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 Jean-Louis Gauthier and Adriana Brodsky.
In UK Mambo Italiano by Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen was in the top 5 hits.
Sissi, directed by Ernst Marischka, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Deer Park by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 22 December 1955
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Which were the important events of 22 December 1955 ?
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1955 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
- Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen - Mambo Italiano
- Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers - The Finger Of Suspicion
- Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet
- Billy Eckstine - No One But You
- The Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
- Ronnie Hilton - I Still Believe
- Winifred Atwell - Let's Have A Ding Dong
- Max Bygraves - Meet Me On The Corner
- Ruby Murray - Heartbeat
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?