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January 6th, 1955.

January 6th, 1955, was a Thursday. It was day 6 of 1955. The decade was the 1950s.

66 years, 10 months and 29 days have passed since January 6th, 1955.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on January 6th, 1955.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: January 6th, 1955

The best-selling single on January 6th, 1955 was "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes.

Play the top hits from 1955.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1955. Take a trip back to the days of Bill Hayes, Mitch Miller, The Four Aces and The Fontane Sisters.

Take me back to January 6th, 1955!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 6th, 1955 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

In music, the song "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It's 1955, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from artists such as Perez Prado, Bill Haley & His Comets, Mitch Miller, Roger Williams, Les Baxter, Bill Hayes, The Four Aces, The McGuire Sisters and Pat Boone.

In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear. Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Albert Einstein and James Dean would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Lone Ranger", "You Bet Your Life", "I Love Lucy" and "My Little Margie". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Winky Dink and You", "Lassie" and "Father Knows Best". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Spinning Tops, Tiny Tears (doll) and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 6th, 1955.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.

  • Movies from 1955.

    Movies from 1955.

    The most popular movies of 1955 included the likes of Cinerama Holiday, Mister Roberts, Battle Cry, "Oklahoma!", Guys and Dolls, Lady and the Tramp and Picnic.

  • 1955 in music.

    1955 in music.

    The radio stations in 1955 were dominated by artists such as Perez Prado, Bill Haley & His Comets, Mitch Miller, Roger Williams, Les Baxter, Bill Hayes, The Four Aces, The McGuire Sisters and Pat Boone.

  • Harlow Curtice.

    Harlow Curtice.

    General Motors President Harlow Curtice was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1955 after his company became the first US company to earn US$1 billion in a single year.

  • Rock and roll.

    Rock and roll.

    In the mid-1950s, a new music genre called "Rock and Roll" began to take off.

  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids were a popular college prank during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.

  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism.

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.

  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming.

    During the 1950s, the world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high.

    Cases of Polio were particularly high during this period of time and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 66 years, 10 months and 29 days have passed since January 6th, 1955.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1955.
  • Leap Year: 1955 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 6th, 1955, will be 66 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1955 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 6th, 1955.

  • December 23rd, 1954: The film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" is released by Disney.
  • December 26th, 1954: NFL: The Cleveland Browns defeat the Detroit Lions 56-10 to win the 1954 NFL Championship Game.
  • This date: January 6th, 1955

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 6th, 1955, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1955 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 6th, 1955 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 1955.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
Starring Betty White as Elizabeth and Del Moore as her husband Alvin.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Comedy about the scatterbrained wife of judge Bradley Stevens.

Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.

My Little Margie
My Little Margie
Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

Space Patrol
Space Patrol
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1955.

1955 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Thunderbird, the Chevrolet Task Force, the Ford Fairlane, the Pontiac Safari, the Ford Squire and the Peugeot 403.

Cars in 1955.

Kids' TV shows on January 6th, 1955.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1955.

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best

Lassie
Lassie

Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1955.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1955.

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures

Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head

Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant

Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal

Colorforms
Colorforms

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)

Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops

Toy Guns
Toy Guns

Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1955.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 6th, 1961 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 6th.

Denise Borino-Quinn

Actress. Deceased
Born on January 6th, 1964
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Anthony Scaramucci

American financier.
Born on January 6th, 1964
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Eric Trump

American businessman.
Born on January 6th, 1984
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Irina Shayk

Model.
Born on January 6th, 1986
She was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Andy Carroll

Soccer player.
Born on January 6th, 1989
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on January 6th, 1955.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 6th, 1955.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 6th, 1955 was most likely conceived around April 15th, 1954.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 6th, 1955 is close to September 29th, 1955.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 6th, 1955.

  • A total of 24,439 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,491 weeks have passed.
  • 2,111,529,600 seconds have passed since the January 6th, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,463,451,200 times.
  • Since January 6th, 1955, the earth has travelled approximately 1,089,549,273,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 351,921,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 181,591,546 steps. That's about 80,707 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,338,355 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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