Friday, September 3, 2010

It happened in 1955

• Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (New York City)
• 1st Presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
• McGuire Sisters "Sincerely" single goes for #1 and stays there for 1o weeks
• President Eisenhower sends 1st U.S. advisors to South Vietnam
• Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance on "Louisiana Hayride" show
• Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
• Tennessee Williams, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances
• Steve McQueen makes his network YV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
• Winston Churchill resigns as British Prime Minister
• Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine
• Elston Howard becomes 1st black to wear the Yankee uniform
• Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants in Illinois
• Congress orders all U.S. coins bear motto "In God We Trust"
• Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in San Francisco
• Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers
• Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"
• "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV
• New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' home run off Chicago Bill Pierce
• Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" released
• Johnny Carson Show debuts on CBS-TV
• Lawrence Welk Show premieres on ABC
• Billy Haley and Comets "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboard chart
• Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County
• President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour
• Guinness Book of World Record 1st published
• "Honeymooners" premieres
• "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
• Average house was $22,000
• Milk was 92 cents
• Gas was 23 cents
• Postage stamp was 3 cents
• The famous "Don't Walk" signs are introduced to the streets of NYC
• Johnson & Johnson invents the first "baby shampoo" No More Tears!

I was born in New York City (Bronx) on September 3, 1955 to Luz Selenia Perez and Santos Alfonso Pagan.


~*Shar*~ said...

Happy be lated birthday hun! Hope you had a good one

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you had a lovely day.

Diane Williams said...

What a cutie pie you were Milly. Great photo! I hope you had a great birthday.

Jennifer said...

How cute a picture of you!

Hope you had a great birthday!


lynda said...

Happy birthday Milly! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with all the people and things you love.

DUSTY said...

Happy belated Birthday Milly. I love the way you presented that post. I am sure to family and friends your birth was the most important event of that year. Hope your day and all that follow are wonderful and blessed.

Pam Schaffner said...

Happy belated b-day. Loved this post. We were born in a very interesting year, right?