Wednesday 23 February 1955
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Flip Saunders and Guadalupe Pineda.
In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits.
The Wages of Fear, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Prayers Of Peter Marshall by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stage 7.
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- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Flip Saunders: American basketball Head Coach, Timberwolves.
- Guadalupe Pineda: World Music Singer.
- Howard Jones: Pop Singer.
- Francesca Simon: Children's Author.
- Tom Bodett: American voice actor, radio personality, and writer.
- Paul Claudel: French writer, diplomat, poet and dramatist, considered the most important Catholic dramatist of the 20th century as well as the first truly dramatic poet in France since Racine.
- First meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
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