Video: '1955 - You'll Never Know - Barbra Streisand'
Video: 'NORAD Tracks Santa 60th Anniversary'
(Saturday, December 24, 1955, Christmas Eve) — The Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, found itself fielding phone calls from children wanting to know the whereabouts of Santa Claus today after a newspaper ad mistakenly gave the Center’s number.
The result was a tradition continued by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) of tracking Santa’s location the night before Christmas.
(Saturday, December 24, 1955, Christmas Eve) — “I Hear You Knocking” by Gale Storm peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for three weeks.
Video: '1956 HITS ARCHIVE: Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins'
(Monday, December 19, 1955) — “Blue Suede Shoes,” considered one of the first rockabilly records, was recorded by Carl Perkins today at Sun Studio in Memphis. Continue reading Carl Perkins records ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ in Memphis 60 years ago today (Dec 19 1955)
Video: 'Rosa Parks_Dec 1, 1955 achievement'
(Thursday, December 1, 1955, around 6 p.m. local time) — Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, was arrested today after refusing to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, sparking a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.
(Saturday, November 26, 1955) — “Sixteen Tons” by The Tennessee Ernie Ford peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for seven consecutive weeks (Nov. 26, Dec. 3/10/17/24/31, 1955, Jan. 7, 1956).
Video: 'Elvis Presley: Good Rockin' Tonight (the 1955 album)'
(Monday, November 21, 1955) — RCA Records purchased the contract, singles and released masters of 20-year-old Elvis Presley today from Sam Phillips of Sun Records for an unprecedented sum of $40,000 ($35,000 to Sun and a $5,000 bonus to Presley).
Video: 'Bo Diddley Ed Sullivan Show1955 mpg'
(Sunday, November 20, 1955, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Bo Diddley performed “Bo Diddley” on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Bo Diddley performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour (Nov 20 1955)
(Saturday, November 19, 1955) — “Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie” by Bill Haley and the Comets peaked at #23 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for two weeks.