Step back in time: to 1955
Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back at life in 1955. This is a year marked by shifts in leadership and further advances to home life.
Televisions are now in more family homes than not and listening to music and watching movies are popular pastimes for people all over the country.
So grab a cuppa and step back in time with us to 1955…
Popular Culture offers a glimpse into the lives of people and the big and little things that made up the everyday. Here’s a snapshot of life and pop culture in 1955.
1955 wasn’t just an important year in Britain. Here’s a look at some of the most significant events that took place in 1955 around the globe.
From big upsets to big wins, here are some of the most significant moments to take place in sport in 1955.
Some big personalities came into the world in 1955. Here’s a few of the famous faces born this year.
Nothing takes us back like music; these were some of the best-selling artists and most popular songs on the radio in 1955.
Best selling single of the year: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Give Me Your Word [7 weeks at number 1]
Christmas number 1: Dickie Valentine, Christmas Alphabet
Other popular songs
Bill Haley & His Comets, Rock Around the Clock
Rosemary Clooney, Mambo Italiano
Jimmy Young, Unchained Melody
Slim Whitman, Rose Marie [11 weeks at number 1]
How old were you in 1955? Does this timeline bring back any memories?
cover image courtesy of Ofcom report The revinvention of the 1950s living room
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