Thursday 22 September 1955
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jerry Anderson and Klaudia Schifferle.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus.
In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits.
The Trouble with Harry, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Sane Society by Erich Fromm was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.
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- Saint Emmeramus
- Saint Florentius
- In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
- In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
- Saint Jonas
- RC Saints - It has been or still is the feast day of the following saints: Saints Digna & Emerita
- In Europe and in cities throughout the world, Car Free Day.
- Mali - Independence Day (from France, 1960)
- Bulgaria - Independence Day 1908
- French Republican Calendar - Raisin (Grape) Day, first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saint Thomas of Villanueva
- Saint Sanctinus
- Saint Salaberga
- Saint Phocas
- Saint Maurice
- Saint Lolanus
- Saint Lioba
- Saint Lauto
- Autumnal equinox in the Northern hemisphere, Vernal equinox in the Southern hemisphere 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012 (by UT).
- Jerry Anderson: Montreal, Quebec -- Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1982, 83).
- Klaudia Schifferle: Swiss painter, sculptor and musician.
- Jeffrey Leonard: American baseball player and coach.
- (ITV) Commercial TV begins in England
- Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano knocks out Archie Moore in nine rounds.
- Commercial TV begins in England.
- In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
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