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June 11, 1955

June 11, 1955, was a Saturday. It was 69 years and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on June 11, 1955?

  • 83 spectators are killed in Le Mans, France, after a crash at a motor race causes debris to fly into the crowd.
Music charts

Top song: June 11, 1955

The best-selling single on June 11, 1955 was "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)" by Pérez Prado and His Orchestra.

Play the top singles 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.

Facts

This date occurred 25,210 days ago. Approximately 840 months have passed. It was the 162nd day of 1955, in week 23. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on June 11, 1955, are now 69 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 280 seasons of weather since this date.

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The date is June 11, 1955, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1955 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. 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 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 "The Gene Autry Show", "The Colgate Comedy Hour", "The Jack Benny Program", and "Life with Elizabeth". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman", and "Lassie".

Children are playing with toys such as Spinning Tops, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Pitchin' Pal, and Roy Rogers Plastic Figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 11, 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 June 11, 1955.

  • This date: June 11, 1955
  • June 22, 1955: Disney releases the animated film "Lady and the Tramp".
  • July 9, 1955: The song "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets reaches #1 on the billboards chart.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 11, 1955, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 11, 1955 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 11, 1955

TV audiences were watching the following shows on June 11, 1955:

TV shows from June 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 June 1955

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 June 11, 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 June 11, 1961, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 11.

Henry Hill

Henry Hill

Mobster / FBI informant Deceased
Born on June 11, 1943
He turned 12 on this day in 1955.

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Actor
Born on June 11, 1959
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Actor
Born on June 11, 1969
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Jackass member Deceased
Born on June 11, 1977
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Actor
Born on June 11, 1978
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Actor
Born on June 11, 1986
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on June 11, 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 June 11, 1955 was most likely conceived around September 18, 1954.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 11, 1955 is close to March 3, 1956.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 11, 1955:

  • 25,210 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,601 weeks have passed.
  • 2,178,144,000 seconds have passed since June 11, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,541,168,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,123,922,304,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 363,024,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 187,320,384 steps. That's roughly 83,254 miles.
  • 26,137,728 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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