Monday 31 October 1955, Halloween
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michalis Chrysohoidis and Michalis Chrisochoidis.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams.
In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits.
Umberto D., directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while These Lovers Fled Away by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Spin and Marty.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 October 1955 ?
- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- Michalis Chrysohoidis: Greek politician.
- Michalis Chrisochoidis: Greek lawyer and politician Greek Minister of Public Order.
- Eduardo Manalo: Filipino religious leader.
- Susan Orlean: American journalist and author.
- Mgr Alfrink appointed Archbishop of Utrecht
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1955 ?
Top #9 songs in the USA
- The McGuire Sisters - He
- Pat Boone - At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)
- Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
- Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
- Fontane Sisters - Seventeen
- Al Hibbler - He
- Pat Boone - Ain't That A Shame
- The Cheers - Black Denim Trousers
- Don Cornell - The Bible Tells Me So
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