What Happened in 1955 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 540

  • May 17 Dutch government of Drees resigns
  • May 18 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
  • May 18 Atkinson & Depeiaza take WI from 6-187 to 6-494 in day v Aust
  • May 18 Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
  • May 19 Atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia
  • May 20 Argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state
  • May 21 "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • May 21 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset
  • May 21 WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 22 Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th
  • May 25 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla
  • May 26 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • May 26 Conservatives led by Anthony Eden win British parliamentary election

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May 26 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • May 27 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
  • May 27 Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • May 28 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
  • May 28 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • May 28 Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the state of Victoria.
  • May 29 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns
  • May 30 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 30 Said el-Mufti forms Jordan government
  • May 30 Tunisia begins domestic self governing
  • May 31 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
  • May 31 Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to rail strike
  • May 31 US Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"
  • Jun 1 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
  • Jun 2 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
  • Jun 3 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Jun 3 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 4 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 54th Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson (2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • Jun 4 54th Women's French Championships: Angela Mortimer beats Dorothy Knode (2-6, 7-5, 10-8)
  • Jun 5 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

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Jun 5 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 6 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1
  • Jun 7 "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 7 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jun 7 India premier Nehru visit USSR
  • Jun 8 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
  • Jun 9 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 9 Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 10 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
  • Jun 10 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 11 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
  • Jun 11 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29
  • Jun 11 Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)
  • Jun 12 "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • Jun 12 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • Jun 13 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France
  • Jun 14 Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Jun 15 Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever
  • Jun 15 The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
  • Jun 16 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 16 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron
  • Jun 18 "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • Jun 19 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF
  • Jun 19 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
  • Jun 19 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
  • Jun 20 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances

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Jun 21 Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Jun 22 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
  • Jun 22 US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea

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Jun 23 Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Jun 24 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)
  • Jun 24 5th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Rats" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Jun 25 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances
  • Jun 25 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 26 Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
  • Jun 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 27 "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 27 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
  • Jun 29 Argentine state of siege ends
  • Jun 30 "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Jul 1 69th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)
  • Jul 1 KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • Jul 2 "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Jul 2 "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC
  • Jul 2 10th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
  • Jul 2 62nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (7-5 8-6)
  • Jul 5 Six week old British dock strike ends as London dockers return to work
  • Jul 7 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
  • Jul 8 84th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 281 at St Andrews
  • Jul 9 First black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
  • Jul 9 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
  • Jul 9 Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week

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Jul 9 The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Jul 11 Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust"
  • Jul 11 New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets
  • Jul 12 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
  • Jul 12 Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina
  • Jul 13 The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London.
  • Jul 14 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England
  • Jul 15 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 15 18 Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by 34 more laureates
  • Jul 16 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • Jul 17 Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
  • Jul 17 Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 694

  • Apr 11 Kevin Brady, American politician
  • Apr 13 Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, the governor of the Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Kabaka of Buganda
  • Apr 13 Louis Johnson, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Ole von Beust, Mayor of Hamburg
  • Apr 13 Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer
  • Apr 14 Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's)
  • Apr 15 Barbara Barrow, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • Apr 15 Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
  • Apr 16 Charlotte Morrison, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 16 Henri, Heir Apparent Prince of Luxembourg
  • Apr 16 Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager
  • Apr 17 Pete Shelley, vocal/guitar (Buzzcocks-Going Steady, Love Bites)
  • Apr 17 Peter Michalke, journalist
  • Apr 17 Rob Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
  • Apr 18 Amschel Rothschild, banker
  • Apr 18 Anne-Marie Palli, Ciboure France, LPGA golfer (1992 ShopRite)
  • Apr 20 Donald R Pettit, Silverton Oregon, PhD/astronaut
  • Apr 22 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • Apr 23 Captain Sensible, [Ray Burns], UK, rock bassist (Women & Capts 1st)
  • Apr 23 Judy Davis, Perth Australia, actress (Husbands & Wives)
  • Apr 23 Mike Smith, British DJ
  • Apr 23 Su Ingle, British TV hostess
  • Apr 23 Tony Miles, chess player
  • Apr 24 Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Apr 24 Michael O'Keefe, NJ, actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife)
  • Apr 24 John de Mol, Dutch media businessman
  • Apr 25 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • Apr 25 Joanne Abbott, sailor (Olympics-96), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Apr 25 John Nunn, British chess player
  • Apr 25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 25 Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor
  • Apr 26 Mike Scott, American baseball player
  • Apr 27 Cora Ann Mahalick, NJ, news anchor (WNYW-TV)
  • Apr 28 Eddie Jobson, rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure)
  • Apr 28 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor
  • Apr 28 Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • Apr 29 Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Apr 29 Wendee Lee, American voice actress
  • Apr 29 Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • Apr 30 Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • Apr 30 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
  • May 1 Julien Wiener, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 1979-80)
  • May 1 Nick Feldman, English musician
  • May 2 Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)
  • May 2 Jay Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
  • May 2 Jo Callis, English rocker (The Human League), born in Rotherham, Kent
  • May 2 Donatella Versace, Reggio Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • May 3 David Hookes, cricketer (dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart)
  • May 3 Timmy Cappello, rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys)
  • May 4 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
  • May 5 Melinda Culea, Western Springs Ill, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love)
  • May 5 Robert Feld, Nashville Tn, National Scrabble Champion (1990)
  • May 6 Donald A Thomas, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6 John Hutton, British politician and cabinet minister (L), born in London
  • May 6 Tom Bergeron, American game show host
  • May 7 Peter Reckell, Elkhart, actor (Days of our Lifes)
  • May 7 Kevin Reed, American theologian
  • May 8 Stephen Furst, Norfolk Va, actor (Animal House, Elliot-St Elsewhere)
  • May 9 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 9 Myra Blackwelder, LPGA golfer
  • May 9 Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • May 9 Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Bruce Hartzler, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 10 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • May 10 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • May 11 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • May 11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 11 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • May 12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 14 Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)

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May 14 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • May 14 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • May 15 Lee Horsley, Muleshoe Tx, actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston)
  • May 16 Debra Winger, actress (Officer & Gentleman), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 16 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • May 16 Jack Morris, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • May 16 Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)
  • May 17 Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas

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May 18 Yun Fat Chow, Hong Kong actor (Better Tomorrow), born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong

  • May 19 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
  • May 19 Pierre J Thuot, Groton Conn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62)
  • May 20 Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
  • May 20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • May 20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • May 21 John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet
  • May 21 Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
  • May 21 Stan Lynch, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 21 Paul Barber, British field hockey player
  • May 22 Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)
  • May 22 Sam Coppersmith, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • May 22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money, The Greg Kihn Band)

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May 24 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • May 24 Thad Ackel, horse trainer
  • May 25 Connie Selleca, actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 25 Alistair Burt, British politician
  • May 26 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
  • May 26 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • May 26 Wesley Walker, American football player
  • May 27 Bill Malley, Nike golfer (1991 El Paso Open-30th), born in Oakland, California

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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