(Saturday, February 5, 1955) — “Earth Angel” by The Penguins was the #8 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for three weeks. Rolling Stone placed it at number 152 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
(Wednesday, January 19, 1955, 10:32 a.m. EST; during the Cold War) — A presidential news conference was filmed for television and newsreels for the first time today, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(Wednesday, January 12, 1955, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — Patterns, an original play by Rod Serling about corporate politics and big business power games, was presented live tonight on NBC as part of the anthology series Kraft Television Theatre.
Directed by Fielder Cook, the intense big-business drama starred Richard Kiley, Everett Sloane and Ed Begley.