More on 1955

Last Tuesday I posted The Year 1955. It was a look back at how things were then. I thought I’d do some trivia about 1955 this week. How many of you remember any of these people, shows or number one hits from 1955? I know some of you will remember them all.

1955 Hotties and Fashion Icons:

Marilyn Monroeย 
Ava Gardner
Dorothy Dandridge
Brigitte Bardot
Sophia Loren
Doris Day
Kim Novak
Lana Turner

1955 Most Popular TV shows:

The $64,000 Question (CBS)
I Love Lucy (CBS)
The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)
Disneyland (ABC)
The Jack Benny Show (CBS)
December Bride (CBS)
You Bet Your Life (NBC)
Dragnet (NBC)
The Millionaire (CBS)
I’ve Got A Secret (CBS)

The Number One Hits Of 1955:

The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman
Joan Weber – Let Me Go, Lover!
The Fontane Sisters – Hearts Of Stone<
The McGuire Sisters – Sincerely
Bill Hayes – The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
Pรฉrez Prado – Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
Bill Haley & His Comets – (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
Mitch Miller – The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Four Aces – Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Roger Williams – Autumn Leaves
Tennessee Ernie – Sixteen Tons

Hat tip: Pop Culture

40 thoughts on “More on 1955

  1. Ann says:

    For the popular tv shows, I only know 5 out of the 10. And in the tops hits, I remember Tennessee Ernie's 16 tons. My parents had it on a record and I used to play it all the time. The yellow rose of Texas is one my dad used to sing a lot.

  2. Marg says:

    Well, Dam, I remember them all. Those were the days. Those songs bring back so many memories. Sandee, you and Zane have a terrific Tuesday. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  3. messymimi says:

    All a bit before my time, yet i've heard all the songs and seen all those stars and at least clips from all the shows. It was great entertainment, much better than what's around now.

  4. DrillerAA09 says:

    I was only eight in 1955 but I know my mother watched virtually all of those tv shows. Since most of the stars were still around by 1960, I can honestly say that I thought Sophia Loren was the most beautiful woman in the world. I have always loved music so all of these songs are familiar to me, even the birth of Rock 'n Roll with Bill Haley and the Comets. Who didn't love that voice of Tennessee Ernie Ford? Have a blessed day blogging friend of mine.

  5. Kathe W. says:

    I do not remember Dorothy Dandridge, the December Bride, Let me go lover and Hearts of Stone. All the rest I do- wow what a trip down memory lane! See you soon- big hugs to you and Zane!

  6. joeh says:

    I don't remember Dorothy Dandrich thought the name sounds familiar, I never watched December Brides but I remember the title…everything else yes.

    Loved Doris Day, and no one was hotter than Kim!

  7. stevebethere says:

    I remember some from each category and we used to get a few of those TV shows here, an old satellite channel still shows the old Ed Sullivan Shows I love em (h)

    Have a nostalgictastic day Sandee =p~

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