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January 22, 1955

January 22, 1955, was a Saturday. It was the 22nd day of 1955. The decade was the fifties.

69 years, 1 month, and 14 days have passed since January 22, 1955.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Birthdays

Born on January 22, 1955

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: January 22, 1955

The best-selling single on January 22, 1955 was "Let Me Go, Lover" by Joan Weber.

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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.

Facts

This date was 25,245 days ago. Approximately 842 months have passed. It was the 22nd day of 1955, in week 03. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 69 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 281 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 22, 1955

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, January 22, 1955. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

In music, the song "Let Me Go, Lover" by Joan Weber is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is 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 Colgate Comedy Hour", "Sky King", "I Love Lucy", and "Annie Oakley". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Winky Dink and You", and "Father Knows Best". Popular toys at the moment include Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops, Roy Rogers Plastic Figures, and Matchbox toy cars.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 22, 1955.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars

    Tailfins on cars were 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 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 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 at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place 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

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums, and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
  • 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

    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

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. 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, 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.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 22, 1955.

  • December 23, 1954: The film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" is released by Disney.
  • December 26, 1954: NFL: The Cleveland Browns defeat the Detroit Lions 56-10 to win the 1954 NFL Championship Game.
  • This date: January 22, 1955
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 22, 1955, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1955 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 22, 1955 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1955

People in January 1955 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from January 1955.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
My Little Margie
My Little Margie
The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sky King
Sky King
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Space Patrol
Space Patrol
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 22, 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

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1955

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 January 22, 1955?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 22, 1961, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 22.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh

Explorer Deceased
Born on January 22, 1552
He was not alive on this date.

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

Singer Deceased
Born on January 22, 1931
He turned 24 on this day in 1955.

John Hurt

John Hurt

Actor Deceased
Born on January 22, 1940
He turned 15 on this day in 1955.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Hip Hop DJ
Born on January 22, 1965
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri

Television personality
Born on January 22, 1968
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Christopher Masterson

Christopher Masterson

Actor
Born on January 22, 1980
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on January 22, 1955.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 22, 1955 was most likely conceived around May 1, 1954.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 22, 1955 is close to October 15, 1955.

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Stats for January 22, 1955

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 22, 1955:

  • 25,245 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,606 weeks have passed.
  • 2,181,168,000 seconds have passed since January 22, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,544,696,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,125,482,688,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 363,528,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 187,580,448 steps. That's roughly 83,369 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,174,016 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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