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MIDI: Music: Unchained Melody © By: Original Artist
Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California. The new amusement park was built by
Walt Disney and cost $17 million.
In Washington D.C., the A.F.L. and C.I.O. agrees to merge.
The United States government announces that it plans to launch the world´s first orbiting
satellite in 1957. In other news, French and British foreign ministers create a plan to
include the Eastern bloc nations in a new Council of Europe. Austria formally regains its
sovereignty. About 1,000 Catholic demonstrators are arrested in Buenos Aires for protesting
the Peron "tyranny."
This year in sports, Brooklyn defeats New York in the seventh game
to clinch the World Series. Seven-foot-two-inch Wilt Chamberlain is scheduled to
attend the University of Kansas. In the NBA, Syracuse beats out Ft. Wayne to become
NBA Champs. The Rams defeat the Browns 38-14 for football title. For the third
consecutive year, Louison Bobet wins the Tour de France. Ken Rosewall wins Australian
tennis title. "Swaps" ridden by W. Shoemaker wins the Kentucky Derby.
On TV in 1955
Dragnet, People are Funny, The Jackie Gleason Show, What's My Line, Disneyland,
The $64,000 Question, The Loretta Young Show, Your Hit Parade, Buick-Berle Show, Lux Video Theatre
The George Gobel Show, The Toast of the Town, December Bride, The Chevy Show, The Perry Como Show
Ford Theatre, I've Got a Secret, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Roy Rogers Show, Arthur Godfrey and His Friends
Private Secretary, The Life of Riley, The Lineup, You Bet Your Life, General Electric Theatre,
The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Phil Silvers Show, Climax, I Love Lucy, The Ed Sullivan Show,
The Red Skelton Show, Fireside Theatre, My Little Margie, The Honeymooners, This Is Your Life,
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts, The Jack Benny Show, Topper, Two for the Money
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Millionnaire, American Bandstand - September 1952 - Host: Bob Horn - Aired on WFIL-TV
Cost Of Living In 1955
|Gallon of Milk
|Loaf of Bread
|Min. Wage Hour
|Gallon of Gas
Back in 1955, the popular songs of that time
were: "Ain´t That a Shame" performed by Pat Boone; "Autumn Leaves"
performed by Roger Williams; "Hearts of Stone" sung by The Fontane Sisters and as
well as "Learnin´ the Blues" by Frank Sinatra. Also topping the musical
charts that year were: "Let Me Go Lover" by Joan Weber; "Sincerely"
by The McGuire Sisters; "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ford; and the ever popular
"Unchained Melody" by Les Baxter. "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" by
Four Aces. "A Blossom Fell" by nat King Cole. "I Hear You Knocking"
by gale Storm. "The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller. "Moments to
Remember" by Four Lads
New Toys in 1955
PLAY-DOH By: Hasbro - Classic Colors - red, white, yellow and blue!
Color assortment: Orange, Lime Green, Purple.
90 grams High quality soft plastic, flies great!
Good size and weight for kids!
Best Movie: "Marty" - Directed by Delbert Mann
Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine - "Marty"
Best Actress: Anna Magnani - "The Rose Tattoo"
Click on the TV and go to Mels Drive In or Click on the 1956 Buick to go to the year 1956
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