(Saturday, September 10, 1955, 10:00 p.m. EDT ) — U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City must deal with fast trigger-happy outlaw Dan Grat on tonight’s premiere of the long-running TV Western series Gunsmoke on CBS.
(Saturday, September 3, 1955) — “The Yellow Rose of Texas” by Mitch Miller was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for six non-consecutive weeks (Sep. 3/10/17/24, Oct. 1/15, 1955).
Video: 'The Murder Of Emmett Till - Documetary' (Aug. 28, 1955, at 19:46)
(Sunday, August 28, 1955, at about 2:30 a.m. local time) — Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago, was abducted this morning from his uncle’s home in Money, Mississippi, by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman. Till was found brutally slain three days later.
(Saturday, August 27, 1955) — “Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino was the #16 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for one week. The song is ranked #438 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
(Thursday, August 18, 1955) — Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, a drama-romance film about a Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong who falls in love with a war correspondent, opened today at the Roxy theater in New York City.
Directed by Henry King, the film starred Jennifer Jones and William Holden.
Video: 'BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS "Rock Around The Clock" on The Ed Sullivan Show'
(Sunday, August 7, 1955, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Bill Haley & his Comets performed “Rock Around The Clock” on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.