Saturday 30 April 1955
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dimitra Papandreau and Nicolas Hulot.
In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits.
Daddy Long Legs, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Damon Runyon Theater.
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- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Dimitra Papandreau: in Greece; wife of Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreau.
- Nicolas Hulot: French ecologist, militant environmentalist, and TV presenter.
- David Kitchin: English lawyer and judge.
- Dimitra Liani: widow of the former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.
- Zlatko Topčić: Bosnian writer and screenwriter.
- West German unions protest for 40-hour work week and more wages.
- Element 101, Mendelevium, is announced.
- Imperial Bank of India is nationalized.
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