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December 24, 1955 Christmas Eve

December 24, 1955, was a Saturday. It was 68 years, 6 months, and 22 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on December 24, 1955

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: December 24, 1955

The best-selling single on December 24, 1955 was "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

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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.

Facts

Christmas Eve 1955 was 25,042 days ago. Approximately 835 months have passed. It was the 358th day of 1955, in week 51. The decade was the fifties. The start of 1956 was just 7 days away. People born on this day are currently 68 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 278 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 24, 1955

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, December 24, 1955. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

It's Christmas Eve of 1955. The big day is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are filed with people trying to do some last-minute shopping. In music, the song "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford 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", "I Love Lucy", "The Roy Rogers Show", and "The Danny Thomas Show". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Pow Wow", and "The Mickey Mouse Club". Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops, and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 24, 1955.

  • Christmas Eve 1955.

    Christmas Eve 1955

    Christmas Day of 1955 was just one day away. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were buying last-minute presents for their loved ones, and stores were packed with shoppers. By this stage, many people had arrived home for the holiday season.
  • 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 December 24, 1955.

  • December 1, 1955: Activist Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to white passengers.
  • December 5, 1955: The Montgomery bus boycott begins in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • December 7, 1955: UK politics: Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the Labour Party after 20 years in charge.
  • December 10, 1955: The first episode of "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" is broadcast on CBS.
  • December 15, 1955: Johnny Cash releases his single "Folsom Prison Blues".
  • This date: December 24, 1955
  • December 26, 1955: NFL: The Cleveland Browns defeat the Los Angeles Rams 38-14 to win the 1955 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 1, 1956: 124 people are killed after a crowd crush occurs at the Yahiko Shrine in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
  • January 5, 1956: It is announced that Hollywood actress Grace Kelly is engaged to Monaco's Prince Rainier.
  • January 8, 1956: Five Evangelical Christian missionaries from the United States are killed by the Huaorani people of the rain forest of Ecuador.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 24, 1955, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1955 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 24, 1955 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1955

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

TV shows from December 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 December 24, 1955

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1955:

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
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 December 24, 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 December 24, 1961, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 24.

King John

King John

King of England Deceased
Born on December 24, 1167
He was not alive on this date.

Dean Corll

Dean Corll

Serial killer Deceased
Born on December 24, 1939
He turned 16 on this day in 1955.

Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci

Physician-scientist and immunologist
Born on December 24, 1940
He turned 15 on this day in 1955.

Lemmy

Lemmy

English singer Deceased
Born on December 24, 1945
He turned 10 on this day in 1955.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

American fashion designer Deceased
Born on December 24, 1962
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin

Singer
Born on December 24, 1971
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

Media personality
Born on December 24, 1974
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

Singer
Born on December 24, 1991
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 24:

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on December 24, 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 December 24, 1955 was most likely conceived around April 2, 1955.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 24, 1955 is close to September 15, 1956.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 24, 1955:

  • 25,042 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,577 weeks have passed.
  • 2,163,625,200 seconds have passed since December 24, 1955.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,524,229,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,116,430,603,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 360,604,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 186,071,767 steps. That's roughly 82,699 miles.
  • 25,963,502 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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