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May 26th, 1955.

May 26th, 1955, was a Thursday. It was day 146 of 1955. The decade was the 1950s.

65 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since May 26th, 1955.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Top song: May 26th, 1955

The best-selling single on May 26th, 1955 was "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)" by Pérez Prado and His Orchestra.

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Take me back to May 26th, 1955!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 26th, 1955 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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 "What's My Line?", "The Cisco Kid", "The Colgate Comedy Hour" and "Life with Elizabeth".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman" and "Lassie". 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 at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 26th, 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 65 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since May 26th, 1955.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1955.
  • Leap Year: 1955 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 26th, 1955, will be 65 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1955 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 26th, 1955.

  • May 7th, 1955: Soccer: Newcastle United win the 1955 FA Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over Manchester City.
  • This date: May 26th, 1955
  • June 22nd, 1955: Disney releases the animated film "Lady and the Tramp".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26th, 1955, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26th, 1955 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 26th, 1955.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1955.

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

Popular toys and games in 1955.

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

  • Mr. Potato Head

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 26th of May.

  • May 26th, 1907: John Wayne (Actor) turned 48 on this day in 1955.
  • May 26th, 1926: Miles Davis (Musician) turned 29 on this day in 1955.
  • May 26th, 1949: Jeremy Corbyn (British politician) turned 6 on this day in 1955.
  • May 26th, 1964: Lenny Kravitz (Singer) was born exactly 9 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1955.

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 26th, 1955.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 26th, 1955 was most likely conceived around the 16th of August, 1954.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26th, 1955 is close to the 4th of March, 1956.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1955.

  • A total of 24,100 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,442 weeks have passed.
  • 2,082,240,000 seconds have passed since the May 26th, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,429,280,000 times.
  • Since May 26th, 1955, the earth has travelled approximately 1,074,435,840,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 347,040,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 179,072,640 steps. That's about 79,588 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,986,880 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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