What Happened in November 1955

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado
  • Nov 2 Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus

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Nov 2 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Nov 3 First virus crystallized (announced)
  • Nov 3 Alabama woman bruised by a meteor
  • Nov 3 Argentine ex-president Peron arrives in Nicaragua
  • Nov 3 Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
  • Nov 3 Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
  • Nov 4 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.

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Nov 5 Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Nov 5 New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)
  • Nov 5 Date returned to in "Back to the Future" by Marty McFly
  • Nov 6 11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif
  • Nov 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 7 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
  • Nov 9 Michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 9 NZ all out for 70 v Pakistan at Dacca
  • Nov 9 UN disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
  • Nov 10 "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • Nov 12 1st West German officers sworn in
  • Nov 12 E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame
  • Nov 13 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
  • Nov 13 Argentine general Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
  • Nov 15 Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
  • Nov 16 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (Donald Campbell)
  • Nov 16 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco
  • Nov 18 Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
  • Nov 19 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 19 National Review publishes its first issue.
  • Nov 20 Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India v NZ
  • Nov 20 Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ
  • Nov 21 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Peron
  • Nov 21 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Nov 22 RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Nov 23 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
  • Nov 24 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
  • Nov 25 Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
  • Nov 25 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres

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Nov 25 Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Nov 26 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
  • Nov 26 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
  • Nov 26 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
  • Nov 26 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Nov 29 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
  • Nov 30 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • Nov 30 Argentine government disbands Peronistic party

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American musical theatre actress
  • Nov 2 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 2 Mark Reynolds, star sailor (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 2 Chris Burnett, American musician
  • Nov 3 Phil Simms, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Super Bowl 1986)
  • Nov 4 Peter Boynton, Danaiscotta Maine, actor (Tonio-As the World Turns)
  • Nov 4 Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
  • Nov 5 Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer
  • Nov 5 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • Nov 5 Nestor Serrano, American actor
  • Nov 5 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 6 Maria Shriver, newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 7 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka
  • Nov 9 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician
  • Nov 9 Karen Dotrice, British actress
  • Nov 9 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director
  • Nov 10 Jack Clark, Penns, all star outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres)
  • Nov 10 James Chapman, American novelist
  • Nov 10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director
  • Nov 11 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
  • Nov 12 Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)

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Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 14 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • Nov 14 Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)
  • Nov 15 Oliver Conant, actor (Summer of '42), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Georgie Born, English academic, anthropologist and musician (Henry Cow)
  • Nov 15 Henry Corra, American documentarian
  • Nov 16 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Nov 17 Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
  • Nov 17 Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • Nov 17 Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • Nov 17 Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • Nov 18 Carter Burwell, American composer
  • Nov 18 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo and the Bunnymen), born in Borneo (d. 2009)
  • Nov 19 Bill Buttner, Plymouth MA, Nike golfer (1989 Centel Classic-4th)
  • Nov 19 Gloria Guida, Merano Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1974)
  • Nov 19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • Nov 20 Thea Vidale, actress (Family Matters)
  • Nov 20 Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut
  • Nov 21 Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
  • Nov 22 James Edwards, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Nov 22 Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Nov 22 Wayne Tolleson, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)
  • Nov 23 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian composer and pianist
  • Nov 23 Mary Landrieu, American politician, senior senator of Louisiana
  • Nov 24 Clement Burke, rock drummer (Blondie)

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Nov 24 Ian Botham, Heswall Cheshire, English cricketer (all time great all-rounder Extrovert)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Nov 24 Scott Mabon Hoch, PGA golfer (1982 USF&G Classic), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 24 Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)
  • Nov 24 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer
  • Nov 24 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
  • Nov 25 Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer
  • Nov 26 Bob Walk, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Jay Howell, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)
  • Nov 26 Tracy [Raye] Hickman, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • Nov 27 Bill Nye, the Science Guy, TV Host
  • Nov 27 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 28 Adem Jashari, Albanian freedom fighter
  • Nov 28 Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer
  • Nov 28 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • Nov 29 Howie Mandel, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 30 Andy Gray, English soccer player
  • Nov 30 Billy Idol, [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)
  • Nov 30 Brad Fabel, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Gateway Classic), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 30 Kevin Conroy, Westport CT, actor (Tour of Duty, Another World)
  • Nov 30 Richard Burr, American politician
  • Nov 30 Gordon Liu, Chinese actor

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 23 Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning

Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 W H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies
  • Nov 1 Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)

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Nov 4 Cy Young, American baseball pitcher and MLB all-time wins leader, dies at 88

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Nov 5 Maurice Utrillo, French artist (b. 1883)
  • Nov 6 Charley Toorop, [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64
  • Nov 6 Cornelis GN de Vooys, translator, dies at 82
  • Nov 9 Tom Powers, actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65
  • Nov 11 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87
  • Nov 12 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (b. 1878)
  • Nov 14 Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59
  • Nov 15 Lloyd Bacon, director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), dies at 65
  • Nov 16 Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish premier (1944-47), dies at 88
  • Nov 17 James Price Johnson, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 22 Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz, composer, dies at 91
  • Nov 22 Shemp Howard, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 60
  • Nov 27 Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (Cantate Noel), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Nov 27 Luis de Freitas Branco, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 27 William Nigh, American director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), dies at 74
  • Nov 30 Josip Slavenski, composer, dies at 59