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October 28, 1955

October 28, 1955, was a Friday. It was 68 years, 7 months, and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Birthdays

Born on October 28, 1955

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Music charts

Top song: October 28, 1955

The best-selling single on October 28, 1955 was "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" by The Four Aces.

Play the top songs 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 was 25,077 days ago. Approximately 836 months have passed. It was the 301st day of 1955, in week 43. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 68 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 279 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 28, 1955

Let's go back to the fifties.

It is Friday, October 28, 1955. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. Halloween 1955 is just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties.

In music, the song "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" by The Four Aces 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. 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 Colgate Comedy Hour", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "I Love Lucy", and "The Roy Rogers Show".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Adventures of Superman", "Lassie", and "Father Knows Best". Popular toys at the moment include Dimestore soldiers, Pitchin' Pal, Feed the Elephant, and Mr. Potato Head.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 28, 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 October 28, 1955.

  • September 30, 1955: James Dean dies in a car crash.
  • October 3, 1955: The first episode of the variety show "The Mickey Mouse Club" is aired on television.
  • October 4, 1955: Baseball: The Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees by 4-3 to win the 1955 World Series.
  • This date: October 28, 1955
  • October 31, 1955: Princess Margaret calls off her wedding to Peter Townsend.
  • November 1, 1955: 44 people are killed after United Air Lines Flight 629 is blown up over Longmont, Colorado.
  • November 3, 1955: The musical film "Guys and Dolls", starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine, is released in movie theaters.
  • November 6, 1955: Golf: The United States wins the 1955 Ryder Cup at the Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.
  • November 7, 1955: British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan exonerates former intelligence officer Kim Philby of being a Soviet spy. Nearly 8 years later, in 1963, it is revealed that he was in fact a Soviet double agent.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 28, 1955, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1955 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 28, 1955 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1955

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

TV shows from October 1955.

Fury
Fury
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
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

Kids TV shows on October 28, 1955

If you were a kid on October 28, 1955, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
The Mickey Mouse Club
The Mickey Mouse Club
Adventures of Pow Wow
Adventures of Pow Wow

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

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

Were you born on October 28, 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 October 28, 1961, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 28.

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner

TV personality
Born on October 28, 1949
She turned 6 on this day in 1955.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Actress
Born on October 28, 1967
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Actor
Born on October 28, 1974
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie

Actress
Born on October 28, 1978
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Actor
Born on October 28, 1982
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Edd Gould

Edd Gould

British animator Deceased
Born on October 28, 1988
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe

Rugby player
Born on October 28, 1993
He was born exactly 38 years after this date.

Maro Itoje

Maro Itoje

Rugby player
Born on October 28, 1994
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on October 28, 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 October 28, 1955 was most likely conceived around February 4, 1955.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 28, 1955 is close to July 20, 1956.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 28, 1955:

  • 25,077 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,582 weeks have passed.
  • 2,166,649,200 seconds have passed since October 28, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,527,757,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,117,990,987,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 361,108,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 186,331,831 steps. That's roughly 82,814 miles.
  • 25,999,790 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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