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November 5th, 1955.

November 5th, 1955, was a Saturday. It was day 309 of 1955. The decade was the 1950s.

65 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since November 5th, 1955.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on November 5th, 1955.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: November 5th, 1955

The best-selling single on November 5th, 1955 was "Autumn Leaves" by Roger Williams.

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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.

Take me back to November 5th, 1955!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 5th, 1955 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In music, the song "Autumn Leaves" by Roger Williams 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", "You Bet Your Life" and "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Father Knows Best" and "Captain Kangaroo". 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 November 5th, 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.

    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.

    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 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.

  • 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 during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular 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.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • 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.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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.

    During the 1950s, 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.

    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.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. 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 during this period of time 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 65 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since November 5th, 1955.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1955.
  • Leap Year: 1955 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 5th, 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 November 5th, 1955.

  • October 31st, 1955: Princess Margaret calls off her wedding to Peter Townsend.
  • November 3rd, 1955: The musical film "Guys and Dolls", starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine, is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: November 5th, 1955
  • November 7th, 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.
  • December 1st, 1955: Activist Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to white passengers.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 5th, 1955, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 5th, 1955 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

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.

  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • Annie Oakley - American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • Our Miss Brooks - Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.
  • 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.
  • The Cisco Kid - American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.
  • The Gene Autry Show - Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on November 5th, 1955.

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

  • Captain Kangaroo
  • 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

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out November 5th, 1961 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 5th.

Ike Turner

Musician.
Born on November 5th, 1931
He turned 24 on this day in 1955.

Gram Parsons

Singer. Deceased
Born on November 5th, 1946
He turned 9 on this day in 1955.

Bryan Adams

Singer.
Born on November 5th, 1959
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

AuronPlay

Spanish Youtube personality.
Born on November 5th, 1988
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Virat Kohli

Indian cricketer.
Born on November 5th, 1988
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on November 5th, 1955.

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 5th, 1955.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 5th, 1955 was most likely conceived around the 26th of January, 1955.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 5th, 1955 is close to the 14th of August, 1956.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 5th, 1955.

  • A total of 24,088 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,441 weeks have passed.
  • 2,081,199,600 seconds have passed since the November 5th, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,428,066,200 times.
  • Since November 5th, 1955, the earth has travelled approximately 1,073,898,993,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 346,866,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 178,983,166 steps. That's about 79,548 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,974,395 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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