So, what was 1955 like? Well, a lot of stuff happened in 1955.
The Wikipedia page on events in 1955 gives a good account of what happened during the year.
For some of the musical stuff that was going on back in 1955, check out this good link.
Some of the movies from that year include Bad Day at Black Rock directed by John Sturges, The Blackboard Jungle directed by Richard Brooks, East of Eden directed by Elia Kazan, one of my favourite films of all-time, Kiss Me Deadly directed by Robert Aldrich, Disney's Lady and the Tramp, The Night of the Hunter directed by Charles Laughton, Rebel Without a Cause directed by Nicholas Ray, The Rose Tattoo directed by Daniel Mann, The Seven Year Itch directed by Billy Wilder, and of course, To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, to name but a few.
Lots of good stuff the year of my birth.
I'm not going to celebrate my birthday all that much this year, although I'll be spending some time with friends and family. I'm not feeling all that bad, thank Goddess ::knock on wood::, though my back is a bit sore, and my health is relatively good for the moment. And that's with the type 2 diabetes. Lots of stuff to do this month, as I've got a few roleplaying projects on the go, got to get ready for GenCon Indy, and stuff. I'll likely go out to dinner a couple of times with friends this week and on the coming weekend, and am looking forward to that. There will also be a blackforest cake and a small dram of Bailey's Irish Cream sometime today, but I'm not going to be indulging too much. (Besides, if I can't have a bit of cake or whatever on my birthday, when can I, I ask you?)
Anyway, I hope that I'm a better person in the coming year, and I hope that I get a bit of happiness, good health, peace and prosperity for the coming year as well.