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April 29, 1955

April 29, 1955, was a Friday. It was 68 years, 11 months, and 15 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 29, 1955

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: April 29, 1955

The best-selling single on April 29, 1955 was "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.

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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 occurred 25,188 days ago. Approximately 840 months have passed. It was the 119th day of 1955, in week 17. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on April 29, 1955, are now 68 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 280 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 29, 1955

Let's go back to the fifties.

The date is April 29, 1955, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1955 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In music, the song "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Sir Anthony Eden is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "I Love Lucy", "My Little Margie", and "Our Miss Brooks". 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 James Dean would be still alive. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Crusader Rabbit", "Winky Dink and You", "Lassie", and "Father Knows Best".

Children are playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Foto-Electric Baseball, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, and Roy Rogers Plastic Figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 29, 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 29, 1955.

  • April 7, 1955: Winston Churchill resigns as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom due to health reasons.
  • April 10, 1955: The drama film "East of Eden", starring Julie Harris and James Dean, is released in movie theaters.
  • April 12, 1955: It is announced that Jonas Salk's vaccine against polio is effective.
  • April 18, 1955: Albert Einstein passes away.
  • April 23, 1955: Soccer: Chelsea win the First Division title after defeating Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in the second last game of the season.
  • This date: April 29, 1955
  • May 7, 1955: Soccer: Newcastle United win the 1955 FA Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over Manchester City.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 29, 1955, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 29, 1955 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 1955

In April 1955, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from April 1955.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 1955

If you were a kid on April 29, 1955, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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
Toys

Toys 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

Were you born on April 29, 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 April 29, 1961, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 29.

Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff

American fraudster Deceased
Born on April 29, 1938
He turned 17 on this day in 1955.

Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell

Motown singer Deceased
Born on April 29, 1945
She turned 10 on this day in 1955.

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt

Stock car driver Deceased
Born on April 29, 1951
He turned 4 on this day in 1955.

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Actor
Born on April 29, 1954
He turned 1 on this day in 1955.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor
Born on April 29, 1957
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Federico Castelluccio

Federico Castelluccio

Actor
Born on April 29, 1964
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Actress
Born on April 29, 1970
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Master P

Master P

Rapper
Born on April 29, 1970
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Kian Egan

Kian Egan

Irish singer
Born on April 29, 1980
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

Candace Owens

Candace Owens

Conservative author
Born on April 29, 1989
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on April 29:

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 29, 1955.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Sir Anthony Eden 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 April 29, 1955 was most likely conceived around August 6, 1954.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 29, 1955 is close to January 20, 1956.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 29, 1955:

  • 25,188 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,598 weeks have passed.
  • 2,176,243,200 seconds have passed since April 29, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,538,950,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,122,941,491,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 362,707,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 187,156,915 steps. That's roughly 83,181 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,114,918 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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