Saturday, April 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, Chris - April 6, 1955

 Happy Birthday, Chris!


Wednesday, April 06, 1955
Top News Headlines This Week:
Apr 6 - "3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances   Apr 6 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site   Apr 6 - Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam   Apr 9 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site   Apr 10 - Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely   Apr 10 - Syracuse beats Fort Wayne, 4 games to 3, for the NBA championship  
Top Songs for 1955
Learnin' the Blues by Frank Sinatra     Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford    
Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams     Moments to Remember by Four Lads    
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing by Four Aces     Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley &; His Comets    
I Hear You Knocking by Gale Storm     The Yellow Rose of Texas by Mitch Miller    
Ain't That a Shame by Fats Domino     A Blossom Fell by Nat King Cole    
1955 Prices US President
Bread:  $0.18/loaf Dwight D. Eisenhower
Milk:  $0.92/gal US Vice President
Eggs:  $0.79/doz Richard M. Nixon
Car:  $1,950 Academy Award Winners
Gas:  $0.29/gal
Best Picture:Marty
Directed By Delbert Mann
Best Actor:Ernest Borgnine
in Marty
Best Actress:Anna Magnani
in The Rose Tattoo
House:  $17,600
Stamp:  $0.03/ea
Avg Income:  $4,962/yr
Min Wage:  $0.75/hr
DOW Avg:    488
People born on April 6
1944 - Michelle Phillips, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)
1952 - Marilu Henner Chicago, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women)
1937 - Merle Haggard Bakersfield Calif, country singer (Death Valley Days)
1892 - Lowell Thomas Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
On TV in 1955
Make Room for Daddy    Omnibus    Lassie    The Honeymooners    U.S. Steel Hour   
Gunsmoke    This Is Your Life    Alfred Hitchcock Presents    Dragnet    Jackie Gleason Show   
 Hot New Toys in 1955
Play-doh    Frisbee   
Top Books in 1955
The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward     The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy    
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong     Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin    
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