May 12th, 1955

May 12th, 1955, fell on a Thursday. It was day 132 of 1955. The decade was the 1950s.

65 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since May 12th, 1955.

Fictional Date

May 12th, 1955 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • The birth date of Homer Simpson.

Top song: May 12th, 1955

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on May 12th, 1955 was "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)" by Pérez Prado and His Orchestra.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 12th, 1955 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1955 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In music, the song "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)" by Pérez Prado and His Orchestra is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Sir Anthony Eden 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Gene Autry Show", "I Love Lucy", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Annie Oakley".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Adventures of Superman", "Lassie" and "Father Knows Best". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Mr. Potato Head".

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 12th, 1955.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 65 years, 11 months and 9 days have passed since May 12th, 1955.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1955.
  • Leap Year: 1955 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 12th, 1955, will be 65 years of age.
  • People born in 1955 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 12th, 1955:

  • April 18th, 1955: Albert Einstein passes away.
  • April 23rd, 1955: Soccer: Chelsea win the First Division title after defeating Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in the second last game of the season.
  • May 7th, 1955: Soccer: Newcastle United win the 1955 FA Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over Manchester City.
  • This date: May 12th, 1955

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 12th, 1955, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1955 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 12th, 1955 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Annie Oakley - American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
  • Life with Elizabeth - Starring Betty White as Elizabeth and Del Moore as her husband Alvin.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • Our Miss Brooks - Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.
  • My Little Margie - Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • The Colgate Comedy Hour - Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

1955 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1955.

  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

1955 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1955:

  • Mr. Potato Head

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 12th of May:

US President

Who was the US President on May 12th, 1955?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 12th, 1955?

  • Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 12th, 1955 was probably conceived around the 2nd of August, 1954. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 12th, 1955 is the 19th of February, 1956. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 12th, 1955.

  • 24,086 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,081,030,400 seconds have passed since the May 12th, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,427,868,800 times.
  • Since May 12th, 1955, earth has travelled approximately 1,073,811,686,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 346,838,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 178,968,614 steps. That's about 79,542 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,972,365 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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