Sunday July 31, 1955
US date format: 7/31/1955, UK date format: 31/7/1955
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 31, 1955). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Jackie Quartz and Penelope Fillon.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets.
To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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.
On TV people were watching Windows.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 31, 1955?
- St. John Columbini
- Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
- St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
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- Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
- KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
- WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 31, 1955?
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Top #6 songs in the USA
- Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
- Frank Sinatra - Learnin' The Blues
- Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Unchained Melody
- Pat Boone - Ain't That A Shame
- Alan Dale - Sweet And Gentle
- Sammy Davis Jr. - Something's Gotta Give (orchestra Of Sy Oliver)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 31If July 31, 1955 is your birthday you're 65 years, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 24 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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